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Schumer Says Deal Has Been Reached on Burn Pits Bill
Burn Pits Bill Clears Senate

Burn Pits Bill Clears Senate

It's headed to Biden's desk after 86-11 vote

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A bill to expand benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits cleared the Senate Tuesday evening—days after Jon Stewart fiercely denounced Republicans who blocked its passage . The bill was approved in an 86-11 vote and it will now head to...

Jon Stewart Unloads on GOP After Burn Pits Bill Failure

'I am not used to the cruelty'

(Newser) - A military burn pits bill failed to pass the Senate Wednesday, and Jon Stewart on Thursday unloaded on the Republicans who blocked the bill's passage. The bill would have expanded healthcare and disability benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits during their service (read the tragic...

Veteran, 35, Is Dying From Burn Pit Exposure

He has terminal colon cancer after service in Iraq, Afghanistan

(Newser) - It's an issue that Jon Stewart says has an "incredible similarity" to the health problems suffered by 9/11 first responders—and it's killing 35-year-old retired Staff Sgt. Wesley Black. He has terminal colon cancer that doctors have linked to exposure to burn pits during his time in...

Jon Stewart's New Cause: Military Burn Pit Victims

Parallels to 9/11 are 'incredible,' he says

(Newser) - Jon Stewart, long a passionate advocate for compensating 9/11 first responders, was in Washington Tuesday on behalf of a cause that he says has many similarities. Stewart is lobbying Congress for legislation that would assist Iraq and Afghanistan veterans exposed to burn pits, the Hill reports. More than 200,000...

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