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

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House Approves Benefits for Blue Water Navy Veterans. Extending the benefits for 10 years would cost $1.1 billion, according to estimates from the Congressional Budget Office. To make up the cost, the legislation raises fees for servicemembers and veterans who use the VA’s home loan program. The increase amounts to between $2.14.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 passed the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Trump’s desk.. Bill to extend benefits to ‘Blue Water’ Navy Vietnam vets.

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WASHINGTON – The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the U.S. House of Representatives for unanimously passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. "The VFW salutes the united support of the entire House," said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence.

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Senate unanimously passes Blue Water Navy veteran bill – The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans is now headed to the president’s desk for a signature. The Blue Water bill already passed the House unanimously just before Memorial Day.

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If the bill is signed into law, it will bring long overdue health and disability benefits to an overlooked group of veterans. RELATED: US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam.

The high-water mark for veteran advocates might have been reached in June when the House passed a Blue Water Navy bill. Water benefits, accepting Isakson’s idea to continue to protect all disabled.

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will extend benefits to servicemembers that served in the territorial waters off the coast of Vietnam and were exposed to Agent Orange. This was the first bill Chairman Takano introduced this Congress after a similar bill was passed unanimously in the House of Representatives last Congress but stalled in the Senate.

US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam. – The passed legislation, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, would extend the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange to veterans who served offshore of Vietnam.