I would like to take the time to congratulate and commend all who have taken the time and efforts to make the passage of the historical legislations that is entitled as the PACT ACT – that is to honor Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) H.R. 3967 (2021). The successful U.S. Senate Passage of this legislation took place on June 16th 2022.
This is certainly a historic victory for American Veterans who have suffered from the devastations of toxins and toxic environments during military service that have had a devastating effect upon ones health. I find that it is important to honor a nation’s service men and women during active military service, when one is full of health, vitality and is able to give to ones best ability. And I also think that it is important to care, respect and honor military service men and women when returning from active duty and service, to provide essential care as health is seeming to deteriorate from hazardous exposure, especially from the regions of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Congratulations to the U.S. Senate for your successful passage and realizations as to why H.R. 3967 is necessary! This bill was passed with amendments and is now headed back to the House for the approval of Senate changes. Upon approval will then be signed by the President of the United States of America to become a law.
Upon the passage H.R. 3967 I reflected upon the PACT ACT that also include the points from Burn Pits legislations that was formally introduced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) an Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on March 26th 2021. The PACT ACTwas introduced by Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) on June 17th 2021. Which call into question who gets to claim a victory when a certain law is passed? While I believe that it does a collective voice to advocate for populations who are in-need that require leglisations to pass for the benefits to health-care, I also think that within the collective it is important to commend all those who make a legislation, a law and a victory. Here we can also think about ideas associated with academic integrity or plagiarism? Given that the desire and need to care for veterans was first introduced by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), it might simply have been a better idea for Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) to work with the U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R- FL) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to establish: that there are similarities to what we are thinking and we should make this happen together. To me it just doesn’t seem right when there are U.S. Senators who have invested time and energy to advocate for these Veterans and then another Senator decides to: Winner Take All?
While I believe that the former is important discussion in-terms of the ideas of law makers, the legislative processes, that deserves and requires considerations. It is my hope that these points will be reflected upon for the complete passage of H.R. 3967 as it will be signed into law in the near future.
“H.R. 3967 — 117th Congress: Honoring our PACT Act of 2021.” http://www.GovTrack.us. 2021. June 17, 2022 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/117/hr3967>
Helpful Links |
- Rubio, Gillibrand Introduce Landmark Burn Pits Legislation to Help Veterans
- ICYMI: Rubio-Gillibrand: Time to Act on Toxic Burn Pits
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With Love & Kindness! 🇺🇸