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Friday, August 29, 2014

Agent Orange Legislation 2014...for families of U.S. veterans exposed to Agent Orange




S.2738 TOXIC EXPOSURE RESEARCH ACT OF 2014

S. 2738 Toxic Exposure Research Act is supported by Agent Orange Legacy, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) and Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) as many other group do as well.  
ACT NOW>>>http://capwiz.com/vva/issues/alert/?alertid=63293526&type=CO

Learn more about S. 2738 Toxic Exposure Research Act 2014>>>
http://www.agentorangelegacy.blogspot.com/2014/08/update-s-1602take-action-now-ask-your.html

VVA PRESS RELEASE S. 2738 Toxic Exposure Reserach Act 2014>>>
http://www.vva.org/PressReleases/2014/pr14-018.html

Do not confuse H.R. 2519 with S. 2738.  Our families should be united in supporting the legislation that best serves our veterans and our families.  Support S. 2738 Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014.

H.R. 2519 WILL NOT SERVE OUR FAMILIES BEST
H.R.2519 -- Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2013 Does Not Cover VVA’s Objectives>>>
H.R.2519 -- Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2013
Does Not Cover VVA’s Objectives
It has come to our attention that Rep.  Lee of California has introduced legislation about Agent Orange.  Although Rep.  Lee’s legislation is meant to help many, it unfortunately does not cover Vietnam Veterans of America’s objectives for American service members and our children, grandchildren, and future generations.

Thank you for your consideration.
Herb Worthington, Chair 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UPDATE S. 1602>>>Take Action NOW ask your Senator to Support S. 2738, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014



Senator Richard Blumenthal, CT  has introduced S.2738 the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2014 formerly S.1602, the Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2013.
Among the so-called invisible wounds of war are those brought home by troops that may not manifest for a decade or more.   And most tragically, they may pass on genetically to the progeny of our nation’s warriors.
If enacted into law, this bill would establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces.

Navy veterans need help getting politicians to act: PennLive letters



The main item that needs to be addressed by Congress when back in session is House Bill HR543, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Act. We vets need the American people to call their members of Congress and urge them to support this bill.  

Navy Vietnam veterans are the most-often denied for VA benefits because they served at sea not on land, yet are still infected and sick with Agent Orange. The deadly herbicide was in the air and in our drinking water at sea, a proven fact by the Institute Of  Medicine, which the VA ignores. 

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