U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo, Jim Risch were among the 14 senators who voted against the bill

By: - June 16, 2022 1:04 pm
Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester

Montana Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, speaks at a June 7, 2022, press conference on legislation to provide health care for veterans exposed to burn pits. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.