Articles Related to toxic exposure

March 12, 2019

VVA Calls for Swift Passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, Long-term Funding of 911 Victim Compensation Fund

(Washington, D.C.)— “Vietnam Veterans of America calls for the swift passage of the Never Forget the Heroes Act, which would fully fund the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund through 2090,” said John Rowan, VVA National…

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March 6, 2019

VVA National President/CEO Testifies Before Joint House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee

(Washington, D.C.)-- Vietnam Veterans of America National President/CEO, John Rowan, will present VVA’s 2019 legislative priorities and policy initiatives before the joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. Joining VVA at the…

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May 3, 2018

VVA Calls for More Action on Military Base Toxic Exposures

(Washington, D.C)--“While we are deeply disturbed to learn that the water at over 100 military installations might have potentially harmful levels of perfluorinated compounds, which have been linked to cancers and development delays for fetuses…

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November 28, 2017

Vietnam Veterans of America to Partner with WWP and TAPS to Address Military Toxic Exposures

(Washington, D.C.) – “Our service members who served after 9/11 have been exposed to a range of environmental and chemical hazards, some of which carry very real risks. Whether from burn pits, depleted uranium, toxic…

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Town Hall Introduces Audience to the Effects of Agent Orange

August 11, 2016

Before a Chapter 351 town hall meeting in Appleton, WI , some audience members had never heard of the complications from Agent Orange. The illnesses caused by Agent Orange exposure can impact the children and…

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July 7, 2016

“The Big 6” United Behind Veterans First Act

(Washington, D.C.)-- The Veterans Service Organizations who are most often called before Congress for testimony on the state of Veterans Affairs, known in D.C. as "The Big 6, " are joining together to call on…

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April 27, 2016

Veterans Groups Sue VA for Withholding Information Demanded by Veterans Poisoned by Camp Lejeune’s Toxic Water

(Wash., D.C.)—Today Vietnam Veterans of America, along with The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten, filed suit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to produce records on the…

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February 12, 2016

Toxic Exposure Research Legislation Is Needed for Veterans of every Generation

(Wash., D.C.) – On February 10, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald told Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs that no legislation on Agent Orange or Toxic exposures is needed. This statement…

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