VFW Legislative Alert
H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017
06/25/2018 Passed in House 382 – 0
It’s now time for the Senate to do the same
"TIME IS RUNNING OUT”
for the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans
Both Senators Brown and Portman are among the 52 cosponsors.
It has been 43 years since the war ended in 1975. Even the youngest of Blue Water Navy veterans are over 60 years of age. Many thousands suffer from the same disabilities as do veterans who served in-country. Rather than continue studying the health of Blue Water Navy veterans for another 10 years while Blue Water Navy veterans sicken and die from diseases related to exposure to herbicides, Congress must grant Agent Orange presumptions to the thousands of sailors who served their country off the shores of Vietnam.