Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation

rep. tulsi gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation [Washington Examiner] Marine Cpl. Nicholas James Wrobel passed away due to respiratory and cardiac failure. He was 24 years old. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jessica Sweet died of acute myelogenous leukemia. She was 30 years old and left behind a husband and three young children.

"These burn pits are the Agent Orange of the post-9/11 generation of veterans," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat, referring to the toxin that affected Vietnam War veterans.

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Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Mast's Burn Pits Legislation Gains. – Washington, DC-The Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R. 5671), introduced by post 9/11 veterans reps. tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Brian Mast (FL-18), is gaining momentum, adding 63 bipartisan congressional cosponsors and 25 endorsements from military service organizations (MSOs) and veterans service organizations (VSOs) since introduction.

Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., to bring back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals.Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic.

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Make no mistake: Burn pits are the Agent Orange of our generation of veterans. After coming home, many of our friends started to come down with rare cancers, lung diseases, neurological disorders.

Washington, DC-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), joined by Brian Mast (FL-18) and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), today introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Video of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Speech is Available Here

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Demanding Answers and Recognition of Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals over the past three decades.However, based on deployment numbers, the actual exposure rate is likely over a million.

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