Senate Passes "Burn Pit"

On Tuesday night, the Senate passed the PACT Act by a large majority. 

The bill is now on its way to President Biden’s desk, where he is expected to sign it, according to the White House.

The vote happened after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said they had reached...

“This is a wonderful moment, especially for all the people who have made this happen who are observing it,” Schumer said...

Comedian Jon Stewart, who has been a strong supporter of the bill and of veterans, could be seen with tears in his eyes...

Mr. Biden said after the vote that he looks forward to signing the bill “so that veterans and their families and caregivers...

About 3.5 million veterans who served in the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and were exposed to toxic burn pits will...

Burn pits are holes in the ground that the U.S. military dug near bases in countries with few services. This is where troops...