VA reports major uptick in veterans’ care after passage of toxic exposure law

Biden signed a law a year ago that opened benefits eligibility for up to 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans, and for those who served during the Vietnam and Cold War eras

By: - November 10, 2023 4:10 am

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, speaking at the National Press Club on Nov. 6, 2023, said that veterans’ care in the United States set all-time records in fiscal year 2023, in large part because of an expansion of benefits under the Biden administration through a law known as the PACT Act. In the photo shown, U.S. military veterans listen as Vice President Kamala Harris gives remarks at a Veterans Day ceremony in the amphitheater of Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 11, 2022, in Arlington, Virginia. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.