VFW Legislative Alert
H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam
Veterans Act of 2017
06/25/2018 Passed in House 382 – 0
It’s now time for the Senate to do the same
"TIME IS RUNNING OUT”
the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans
Both Senators Brown and Portman are among the 52 cosponsors.
It has been
43 years since the war ended in 1975. Even the youngest of Blue Water Navy
veterans are over 60 years of age. Many thousands suffer from the same
disabilities as do veterans who served in-country. Rather than continue
studying the health of Blue Water Navy veterans for another 10 years while Blue
Water Navy veterans sicken and die from diseases related to exposure to
herbicides, Congress must grant Agent Orange presumptions to the thousands of
sailors who served their country off the shores of Vietnam.