The National Association of Counties Passes Resolution in Support of the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015
Commissioner Bill Hall and VVA Special Advisor Jack McManus celebrate passage of NACO’s resolution of support
After Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall attended an Agent Orange Town Hall meeting in Newport, Oregon, convened by Region 8 Director Tom Owen and VVA Chapter 411 President Tony Molina, he introduced a resolution in support of H.R. 1769 and S.901 to the Oregon Association of Counties. The resolution was then introduced at this week's annual meeting of the National Association of Counties by Commissioner Hall. The resolution in support of the Toxic Research Bill of 2015 was passed unanimously.
Congressman Dan Benishek, (MI-1), introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives H.R.1769, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 co-sponsored by Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17th). Senators Jerry Moran (KS) and Richard Blumenthal introduced S.901 companion bill in the U.S. Senate. This bi-partisan legislation when passed would establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for the diagnosis and treatment of the health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces.
Passage of the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 into law is one of the most important efforts that you, your family and friends can do to collectively assure that future military service generations learn from our experience and that our offspring receive the respect and consideration for the sacrifices and pain that they will endure from illnesses due to our service in Vietnam.
Our time is to act NOW!
If your member is not listed below VVA urges you to take action now! Go to our Legislative Action site at http://capwiz.com/vva/home/ and enter your Zip Code and send the prepared letters to your Representatives and Senators asking them to join their colleagues and co-sponsor H.R. 1769 and S.901, the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.
Please follow-up your letter with a call or visit to their offices.
Thank you for your support.
|Co-Sponsors in the House supporting H.R. 1769:|
|Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1)
Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-3)
Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ-7)
Rep. Krysten Sinema (AZ-9)
Rep. Paul Cook (CA-8)
Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13)
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19)
Rep. Julia Brownley (CA-26)
Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28)
Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33)
Rep. Jared Polis (CO-2)
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (CO-7)
Rep. Joe Courtney (CT-2)
Rep. Elizabeth H. Esty (CT-5)
Rep. John C. Carney (DE)
Rep. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)
Rep. David Jolly (FL-13)
Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15)
Rep. Theodore Deutch (FL-21)
Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22)
Rep. Sanford Bishop (GA-2)
Rep. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-2)
Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1)
Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-5)
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (IL-8)
Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17)
Rep. Kevin Yoder (KS-3)
Rep. Chellie Pingree (ME-1)
Rep. Richard Neal (MA-1)
Rep. James P. McGovern (MA-2)
Rep. John Sarbanes (MD-3)
Rep. John Conyers (MI-13)
Rep. Tim Walz (MN-1)
Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-5)
|Co-Sponsors in the Senate supporting S.901|
|Sen Mike Crapo (ID)
Senator Richard Durbin (IL)
Sen Pat Roberts (KS)
Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (NY)
Senator Charles Schumer (NY)
Senator Sherrod Brown (OH)
Senator Jeff Merkley (OR)
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