Camp Lejeune Water Victims Bill Signed into Law

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Camp Lejeune Water Victims Bill Signed into Law

Post by EWOK » Fri Aug 10, 2012 4:32 pm

Camp Lejeune Water Victims Bill Signed into Law
This week President Obama signed the FRA-supported "Honoring Americas Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act (H.R. 1627)" into law (P.L. 112-154). As mentioned in last week's NewsBytes, the bill was sponsored by House Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller (FL) and authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide hospital care and medical services for certain illnesses and conditions affecting veterans and family members that were stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC, during the 30-year period of contamination (1957-1987). The bill received overwhelming bipartisan support - receiving no opposition in either chamber. FRA thanks Shipmates that used the Action Center to contact their legislators that underscored the urgency and importance of this legislation.

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