U.S. Senate fails to advance burn pits bill for veterans in dispute over spending

Legislation has been bogged down for nearly two months as lawmakers debate amendments

By: - July 27, 2022 6:06 pm
burn pit in Afghanistan

In this file photo, a soldier in the Afghan National Army walks past a burn pit at a command outpost handed over to the ANA from the United States Army on March 22, 2013, in Kandahar Province, Zhari District, Afghanistan. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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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.