With Honor Action teamed up with dozens of veteran organizations who have been deeply engaged in passing comprehensive burn pit legislation for over a decade, notably Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the American Legion who led for years in the push for this once-in-a-generation legislation. Representative Mikie Sherrill brought Jon Stewart in to brief the For Country Caucus on his work helping veterans impacted by burn pits, and With Honor Action helped form a coalition among supportive Republican veteran Members of Congress.
Specifically, the PACT Act will help provide potentially life-saving care to the estimated 3.5 million veterans exposed to burn pits, radiation, and other toxic substances while deployed overseas to receive the medical care they need. These veterans will not need to battle the VA to prove the disproportionate rate of rare cancer affecting Global War on Terror veterans is linked to their exposure to toxins while deployed.
With Honor Action applauds this committed network of organizations on a major accomplishment and thanks them for their continued work to put the needs of our veterans and service members first. With Honor Action also congratulates members of the For Country Caucus, a bipartisan group of veterans in Congress which With Honor Action works alongside, who led efforts for passage in the House. You can learn more about the PACT Act in the video below that With Honor Action produced.