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.

And they kept telling us we were not exposed. Nelson Lee, Vietnam. presumptive benefits. The U.S. House Veterans’ Affairs Committee has scheduled a hearing April 5 on the latest version of.

This bill mirrors the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017, which passed the House during the 115th Congress by a vote of 382 – 0. The Message: H.R. 299 would extend the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange to veterans who served in the Blue Water Navy during the Vietnam War, ensuring that these

The dedicated navy veterans who served our country in the Blue Water of Vietnam have not had the same access to the benefits and disability compensation as those who served on the mainland. These men and women deserve better. I’m proud that the House was able to come together today and pass H.R. 299.

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The bill aims to extend Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits to thousands of "blue water" Vietnam war navy veterans who say they were exposed to toxic chemicals while serving off.

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Washington, D.C. – Wednesday, Congresswoman Aumua Amata is welcoming House passage of the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which she cosponsored and supported in a prior Committee vote last week. On Tuesday, Congresswoman Amata and other Congressional leaders held a press event on the U.S. Capitol grounds in support of the Blue Water Navy Veterans and

It remained uncertain Wednesday when the bills might be scheduled for votes on the House floor. “The 18 bills we have before us today represent. H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act.

House passes benefits fix for ailing ‘blue water’ veterans, now awaits Senate’s move By: Leo Shane III June 25, 2018 The U.S. aircraft carrier bon homme richard sails into the Gulf of Tonkin.