- Ben Kaplan
Senator Moran Joins Colleagues in Urging Congress to Act on Veterans Protection Legislation
(August 2, BOSTON) Following a narrowly failed attempt to pass a landmark bill that would expand healthcare benefits to post-9/11 veterans, fifty-eight members of the Massachusetts Legislature sent a letter to the state's federal delegation today, urging them to revisit the #PactAct.
The bill, aimed at providing for those exposed to harmful compounds generated by the use of "burn pits" in military bases, would designate 23 diseases as presumed to be linked to military service, paving the way for veterans to receive expedited health services and disability compensation without having to provide proof that their illness was service-related.
Senator Moran was honored to sign on to this letter to Congress, led by Senator John Velis, urging them to get the #PACTAct across the finish line.
"It is unconscionable to think that our veterans may not have the resources needed to thrive when they return home from service, particularly for those who have inadvertently put themselves in harms way," said the Senator.