US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits

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Lawmakers are considering legislation to extend. house lawmakers overwhelmingly approved legislation dealing with the plight of “blue water” Vietnam veterans, adding a new Veterans Affairs home.

WASHINGTON – The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 299, the blue water navy vietnam veterans Act of 2019. "The VFW salutes the united support of the entire House," said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence.

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill chairman takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but stalled in the Senate.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill Rep. Takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but stalled in the Senate.

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BREAKING: Federal Court rules Blue Water Navy Veterans Eligible for Agent Orange Benefits (2019) The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill Chairman Takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but.

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 aims to grant Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to "Blue Water" Navy veterans who served aboard aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships.

This bill mirrors the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, which passed the House during the 115th Congress by a vote of 382 – 0. The Message: H.R. 299 would extend the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange to veterans who served in the Blue Water Navy during the Vietnam War, ensuring that these

The bill aims to extend Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits to thousands of "blue water" Vietnam War Navy veterans who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals while serving off.