Biden Signs Toxic Burn Pit Bill Into Law

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Measure provides health, disability benefits for veterans.

President Biden signed the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law Wednesday, calling it “the most significant law our nation has ever passed to help millions of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service.”

As a country, “we have many obligations, but only one truly sacred obligation,” Biden said during the signing ceremony in the East Room of the White House. That obligation is “to equip those we send into harm’s way, and to care for them and their families when they come home. Today, we’re one step closer to fulfilling that sacred obligation with the bill I’m about to sign into law.” The Congressional Budget Office estimates the bill’s cost at $278.5 billion over 10 years.

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