WASHINGTON, May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) applauds the recent introduction of the Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Recognition Act of 2021, by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). Having been introduced at a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee markup, the Committee immediately advanced the bill by voice vote with bipartisan support. The health issues caused by burn pits and other toxic chemicals remain a critical issue facing post-9/11 wounded veterans — and a top legislative priority for WWP.
Read more about how WWP has supported other key toxic exposure legislation.
"Wounded Warrior Project believes that any veteran suffering from toxic exposure–related illness should have access to lifesaving health care and the benefits they deserve," said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. "We're grateful for Senator Tester's leadership on this issue, and to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee for taking swift, bipartisan action to advance the bill. This new legislation combines key aspects of multiple toxic exposure bills introduced by this Congress, all pieces of an important and complex puzzle. The result is a comprehensive solution for all veterans who suffer from toxic exposure illnesses, now and in the future. We call on Congress to pass this important bill and send it to the president's desk without delay."
The True Cost of War Recognition Act will:
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SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project