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BREAKING: Sen. Ossoff-Championed Bipartisan Bill to Strengthen Veterans’ Health Care Passes Senate

WATCH: Sen. Ossoff urged Senate to pass the bill in passionate floor speech yesterday

Legislation now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for final consideration

President Biden said he will sign the bipartisan bill into law upon passage in the House

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate passed bipartisan legislation championed by U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff to ensure veterans get the health care they deserve.

The Senate voted in an overwhelmingly bipartisan manner, 84-14, to pass the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022, bringing veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxins one step closer to receiving the health care and benefits they deserve.

The bill will expand VA health care access for thousands of veterans who suffer from health conditions related to burn pits and other toxic exposures, many of whom were exposed during their service in Iraq or Afghanistan. 

“A month ago, some said it was impossible but today the Senate passed the most significant strengthening of VA health care for America’s Vets in decades,” Sen. Ossoff said.

The bipartisan legislation will also strengthen federal research on toxic exposures and the health issues that may result from them.

Yesterday, Sen. Ossoff passionately urged his colleagues on the Senate floor to bring the PACT Act to a final vote, emphasizing the U.S. government’s sacred obligation to protect those who risked their lives in defense of our country.  

Sen. Ossoff has relentlessly worked to ensure that the PACT Act passes the Senate. 

Earlier this month, Sen. Ossoff briefed local leaders in Columbus and Macon on his efforts to move this important legislation forward

This is the latest in Sen. Ossoff’s work to support our nation’s veterans and active-duty military families.

In the last month, Sen. Ossoff has introduced bipartisan bills to help military families afford housing and access mental health care.

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