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

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IAVA Capitol Hill Burn Pits Press Conference 5.17.2018 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Brian Mast (FL-18) and Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals over the past three decades.

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"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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Brian Mast, Tulsi Gabbard Team Up to Help Veterans. – This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., teamed up to unveil a bill which would evaluate the more than 140,000 members of the Armed Forces and veterans who were exposed to open burn pits and airborne toxic chemicals over more than three decades.

All were exposed to the toxic fumes and chemicals released by burn pits while deployed. While over 175,000 veterans have voluntarily registered their names in the burn pit registry, the Department of Veterans Affairs has admitted there are 3.7 million service members who may be eligible due to their exposure to these same toxic burn pits.

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“We must honor the service and sacrifice of our nation’s warriors. by presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii (herself an Iraq War veteran), in this year’s defense authorization bill.

“These burn pits are the Agent Orange of the post-9/11 generation of veterans,” said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat. as a nation delivered chemical and biological weapons upon our own troops.

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