U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange

By: - June 16, 2022 1:15 pm

A soldier in the Afghan National Army (ANA) walks past a burn pit in March 2013 at a command outpost handed over by the United States Army in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. The Senate voted 81-14 Thursday to expand health services for soldiers exposed to fumes from the pits.(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.