Make no mistake: Burn pits are the Agent Orange of our generation of veterans. After coming home, many of our friends started to come down with rare cancers, lung diseases, neurological disorders.
#BurnPits are the Agent Orange of post 9/11 veterans. Over 165,000 veterans have registered their names in the Burn Pit Registry, something that’s voluntary, but there are millions of our troops who have been exposed to these toxic burn pits during their deployment.
So, yesterday, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D – Hawaii) and Rep. Brian Mast (R – Fl.) – along with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America – introduced the Burn Pits Accountability Act (HR 5671). The bipartisan bill calls for evaluation of the extent of the exposure of US servicemembers to open burn pits and toxic airborne chemicals.
Rep. Gabbard, Founder and Co-Chair of the Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus, said: "Burn pits are the Agent Orange of post 9/11 veterans. Over 165,000 veterans have registered their names in the Burn.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a major in the Hawaii National Guard, introduced legislation Tuesday alongside Congressman Brian Mast (R-Florida) to explore the exposure of over 140,000 service members and veterans have had to burn pits, which she calls "the Agent Orange of the post-9/11 generation."
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To get an idea, the pit at Balad Air Base in Iraq, home to upwards of 30,000 people at its peak, used to burn 270 tons of garbage, including car parts, batteries, human waste-even body parts and jet.
I was 3 days old on election day 1944, when FDR won his fourth term. I was born when the Rosies were still riveting, turning out bombers and tanks and ships by the thousands; the songs on the radio were about men going off to war and women working hard in defense plants so they could come home soon.
Reps. Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Mast's Burn Pits Legislation Gains. – Washington, DC-The Burn Pits Accountability Act (H.R. 5671), introduced by post 9/11 veterans reps. tulsi gabbard (HI-02) and Brian Mast (FL-18), is gaining momentum, adding 63 bipartisan congressional cosponsors and 25 endorsements from military service organizations (MSOs) and veterans service organizations (VSOs) since introduction.