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

The blue water navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 passed the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now BILLINGS- It comes decades too late for some- but U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange during.

Presumptive benefits to Blue Water Navy veterans are a major win. this more than a group of Vietnam veterans known as “Blue Water Navy” veterans. Today, thanks to a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the. Congress passed the Agent Orange Act in 1991, the law stated that veterans.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act will "finally eliminate a 17-year barrier" that "denied access to VA benefits for the scourge of Agent Orange illnesses" and is "a long overdue justice for people who served in the Vietnam conflict," Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., said, adding that the House should "force the Senate to do the.

Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they strongly oppose passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299), which would extend Agent Orange disability benefits and. The Blue.

The dedicated Navy Veterans who served our country in the Blue Water of Vietnam have not had the same access to the benefits and disability compensation as those who served on the mainland. These men and women deserve better. I’m proud that the House was able to come together today and pass H.R. 299.

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

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The legislation passed by both the House and Senate will extend. of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War but wrongly denied benefits that justice is finally coming,". Senate passes bill to extend disability benefits to Blue Water Navy veterans – The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to. or patrolled Vietnam’s inland rivers.

Legislation to extend compensation to these veterans was introduced in the House. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans association estimates that if the bill eventually does pass, about 50,000 to.

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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.

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