‘These people don’t care’: U.S. Senate GOP stalls bill for veterans exposed to burn pits

Bipartisan legislation would expand health care and benefits to 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic pits during deployments

By: - July 28, 2022 1:44 pm
Susan Zeier speaks at a press conference

Susan Zeier, mother-in-law of late Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson of the Ohio National Guard, speaks during a press conference on the PACT Act on July 28, 2022, while Rosie Torres, co-founder of Burn Pits 360, comforts Robinson’s daughter, Brielle Robinson. (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.