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

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The house unanimously passed legislation monday that would extend Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to approximately 90,000 sailors who served off the coast during the Vietnam War, some of.

The bill unanimously passed the House, 410 – 0. "I applaud the House’s passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act," said Roe. "This bill will ensure that our Blue water navy vietnam veterans receive the long overdue benefits that they earned. Last Congress, while I was Chairman of the Committee, the House unanimously passed nearly identical legislation. Unfortunately, despite the steadfast efforts of Chairman Isakson and Ranking Member Tester, that bill stalled in the Senate.

GOP Senator Blocks Vietnam Veterans' Benefits The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans is now headed to the president’s desk for a signature. The Blue Water bill already passed the House unanimously just before Memorial Day.

House passes benefits fix for ailing ‘blue water’ veterans, now awaits Senate’s move. The compromise reached last month would add a new fee to veterans’ home loans that would cost a typical buyer about $350 over 10 years. But nearly half of all borrowers – including disabled veterans – will be exempt from the fee.

Jun 13 – Easily Passed 'Blue Water' Bill Could Block Benefits For. May 14 – Houses Passes H.R. 299 Blue Water Navy vietnam veteran act by a Vote. May 8 – House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Passes 18 Bills Out of Committee. Aug 27 – “Vietnam Veterans of America calls on the U.S. Senate to.

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House Passes Legislation to Extend Benefits to Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans. WASHINGTON, D.C. – – Today, Chairman Mark Takano (D-Cali.) and Ranking.

Jun 25, 2018. H.R. 299 (115th). To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-California, said Wednesday that passage of the Blue Water Navy bill, H.R. 299, finally "delivers on a promise made to. veterans." "Tonight, we can finally tell the tens of thousands of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War but wrongly denied.