Bill to provide help for veterans exposed to burn pits passes senate 

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Congress moved closer Monday to approving help for tens of thousands of veterans exposed to toxic “burn pits” in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

“It’s very exciting,” Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told KARE 11. “Today the bill is passing.”
The military used jet fuel in open-air burn pits to try to dispose of everything from plastics to medical waste. The resulting smoke and fumes are suspected of causing serious illnesses and death.

Klobuchar co-sponsored a bipartisan measure that authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to create a special medical center of excellence to study – and treat – the health effects.  Help for veterans exposed to burn pits

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