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On Tuesday, the Senate passed the PACT Act of 2022, which addresses numerous matters related to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service.

Senator Chuck Grassley said he has “consistently supported” the measure.

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“Since 9/11, over 3.5 million veterans have suffered from toxic exposure, and many more have faced other adverse health effects from their selfless service. The bipartisan Honoring Our PACT Act is a critical investment in our veterans, who deserve the best care possible. By making much-needed improvements to the VA, including strengthening its workforce and health care facilities, this bill will help ensure veterans who have sacrificed so much to defend freedom, peace and prosperity will be well taken care of. We’ve promised to care for our military men and women who sacrificed for our freedoms. This bill helps to keep that promise,” Grassley said.

 

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) today released the following statement on the Senate’s final passage of the PACT Act, which is now set to be signed into law:

“Our veterans, who have sacrificed so much and continue to pay the price for their service, deserve the life-saving benefits in this bill. The PACT Act works to fulfill our duty to care for those who put on the uniform in the name of protecting our freedom, both past and present.”

President Joe Biden said we can never fully repay the “enormous debt” we owe to our military, but noted Congress took “important action” to meet the “sacred obligation.”

“I look forward to signing this bill, so that veterans and their families and caregivers impacted by toxic exposures finally get the benefits and comprehensive health care they earned and deserve,” Biden said.

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