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

The Procopio decision extends these benefits to any military personnel who. H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, remains. the second time the legislation passed unanimously through the House.

WASHINGTON – A federal court ruled Tuesday that Vietnam veterans who served. efforts on Capitol Hill in recent years to extend benefits to blue water navy veterans. congress failed to pass the.

Department of Veterans Affairs officials say they strongly oppose passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (HR 299), which would extend Agent Orange disability benefits and. The Blue.

WASHINGTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is saluting the House Veterans Affairs Committee for passing H.R. 299, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017. The VFW-supported bill, which must still be approved by the full House and Senate before going to the president, would restore benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans, expand inclusive dates to those who.

The dedicated Navy Veterans who served our country in the Blue Water of Vietnam have not had the same access to the benefits and disability compensation as those who served on the mainland. These men and women deserve better. I’m proud that the House was able to come together today and pass H.R. 299.

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H.R. 299, The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, passed unanimously out of the House June 25, with a vote of 382-0. The legislation will extend disability benefits covering medical conditions associated with Agent Orange to Blue Water Navy veterans.

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The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act will "finally eliminate a 17-year barrier" that "denied access to VA benefits for the scourge of Agent Orange illnesses" and is "a long overdue justice for people who served in the Vietnam conflict," Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., said, adding that the House should "force the Senate to do the right thing and provide justice for those who served in that conflict and who are still suffering."