From Chuck Weber, your Veteran Service Officer...
Blue Water Sailors Lose Again

Final MilCon/VA Appropriations Bill Drops Agent Orange Provision

A final Conference Report to resolve the differences between the House and Senate Military Construction and Department of Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA) appropriations bills has been filed and approved in the House.  A Senate vote could come as early as next week. The original bill that passed the House (H.R. 4974) included an FRA-supported amendment that would extend presumptive service-connection for conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure to Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans. The final bill drafted by a conference committee dropped the Agent Orange provision.

Members are urged to use the FRA Action Center ( to ask their Senators to vote NO on this measure.


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