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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher Votes for Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Health Care to Veterans Impacted by Toxic Exposures

Last week, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) voted for the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, H.R. 3967, to ensure and expand benefits for all veterans who have been exposed to toxic substances.  The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis, by a vote of 342-88.

“When we send our servicemembers into harm’s way, we do so with the promise that we will take care of them when they come home,” said Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher.  “I was glad to vote again for the bipartisan Honoring Our PACT Act to expand access to care and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances and airborne hazards during their service to our country.”

The Honoring Our PACT Act is the most comprehensive legislation to date to address American servicemembers’ exposure to burn pits and other toxic substances.  This legislation expands access to healthcare for millions of veterans, their families, and caregivers.

In March, Congresswoman Fletcher voted for H.R. 3967, when it passed the House for the first time.  The Senate amended the bill and returned it to the House for final passage.  It now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.