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 (action.fra.org/action-center) to ask their Senators to vote NO on this measure.
Yours in service,