LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Honoring Our PACT Act, legislation that aims to help veterans injured by burn pits, has passed Congress and is heading to President Biden’s desk where he is expected to sign it into law.
Now, Michigan-based lawmakers in D.C. are reacting to the legislation’s passing.
“More than a year later – after so much advocacy and activism from veterans & their families – the PACT Act is DONE! When the president signs this bill into law, 3.5 million veterans, including veterans all over Michigan, will finally get the specialized care they need.”
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a sponsor of the legislation.
“We have a responsibility to ensure our veterans can access the health care, benefits, and support they have earned. This landmark legislation will ensure all generations of veterans, including post-9/11 combat veterans, that were exposed to harmful substances like Agent Orange and toxic burn pits in service are able to get the support they need through the VA. It was unconscionable that Senate Republicans previously blocked this long overdue bill, and now that it’s finally headed to the President, it’s important this becomes law quickly.”Sen. Gary Peters