US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits

The House of Representatives voted unanimously Tuesday evening to pass HR 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. The bill would provide benefits to "Blue Water" Navy veterans who were exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange while on ship despite never setting foot on the ground.

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Veterans who served on Navy ships off Vietnam and have diseases linked to Agent Orange were buoyed Thursday by House. not consider "blue water veterans" to have been directly exposed to the.

The House of Representatives again unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would extend Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to sailors assigned to U.S. Navy ships during the Vietnam War who.

Washington, D.C. -The House of Representatives has passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act – legislation Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) cosponsored that expands benefits for Vietnam Blue Water Navy veterans who are currently suffering from diseases they developed as a result of their service.

"For decades, tens of thousands of veterans, their families and survivors have been denied their earned benefits. While it is long past due, it is time that we correct the injustice done to Blue Water Navy veterans and provide protection of the Procopio decision by passing H.R. 299." The bill doesn’t just cover Blue Water Vietnam veterans.

He clearly recalls the details of his offshore encounters with Agent Orange, a blend of toxic herbicides used by the United States. Vietnam who are now awaiting the fate of the Blue Water Navy Bill.

DAV Legislative Update - Blue Water Navy Ranking Member Roe Urges Passage of Blue Water Navy Vietnam. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs held a legislative hearing on H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, and pending legislation.During the hearing, Full Committee Ranking Member Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) urged the need to pass legislation to ensure that Blue Water Navy Vietnam veterans receive the.