Expanded Vets' Benefits, Paid Parental Leave for Intelligence Personnel and More

Government Executive: The House voted 410-0 Tuesday to approve a bill that would extend disability benefits to more Vietnam War veterans.

Currently, disability benefits for veterans suffering from conditions associated with exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange are limited to those who physically served in Vietnam. The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (H.R. 299) would extend those benefits to Navy veterans with similar conditions who previously were excluded because they served offshore of the country.

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