Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation

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Porter’s words are also a powerful argument for creating a burn-pit Center of Excellence within the VA – and to move quickly to do so. The nation too slowly came to the aid of Vietnam veterans suffering from Agent Orange exposure. Repeating this terrible mistake is not an option.

Otherwise, we will see a repetition of the same tragedy that our Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange decades ago went through. So far, the VA has rejected most disability compensation claims. This is unacceptable. Earlier this year, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and I joined forces and reintroduced our legislation, the burn pits accountability act.

"These burn pits are the Agent Orange of the post-9/11 generation of veterans," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. Gabbard recently joined a growing House effort to pass a Burn Pits.

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Exposure to toxic burn pits is the Agent Orange of my generation – we cannot allow our nation to leave them behind. gabbard.house.gov Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Bipartisan burn pits legislation Included in Major Defense Authorization Bill

READ THE story rep. tulsi gabbard, joined by Brian Mast (FL-18) and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. service members to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.