Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation

Reps. Mast, Gabbard Continue Fight For Veterans Exposed To. – Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Brian Mast (FL-18) and Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today introduced bipartisan legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals over the past three decades.

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Some are calling it the ‘agent orange’ of the post 9-11 generation, right in the middle of it, as Kellie Meyer from our Washington Bureau reports, is Hawaii U.S Representative Tulsi Gabbard. Tulsi’s Bill to Evaluate US Troops’ Exposure to Toxic Burn Pits | Tulsi Gabbard – Fighting for the people.

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Otherwise, we will see a repetition of the same tragedy that our Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange decades ago went through. So far, the VA has rejected most disability compensation claims. This is unacceptable. Earlier this year, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and I joined forces and reintroduced our legislation, the Burn Pits Accountability Act.

Key Points. Tulsi has led efforts to help service members who have been exposed to burn pits while on active duty, along with their families; Tulsi has introduced and co-sponsored legislation to assist those who have been affected, and also serves as a member of the congressional burn pit caucus

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This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., teamed up to unveil a bill which would evaluate the more than 140,000 members of the Armed Forces and veterans who were.

Washington, DC-Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Brian mast (fl-18) today introduced bipartisan legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers and veterans to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Over 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals over the past three decades.

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VIDEO: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Leads Landmark Burn Pits. – Washington, DC-Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02), joined by Brian Mast (FL-18) and Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), today introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to evaluate the exposure of U.S. servicemembers to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals. Video of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Speech is Available Here

"As the daughter of Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange, I’ve observed how toxic exposures can plague you for decades long after the wars we fight in-and we know burn pits could.