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Letter: Where is the outrage?

Those senators praise our veterans, but when our veterans need their help, they've have basically turned their backs on them. There is an enormous amount of dis-information on the PACT Act and it's coming the GOP side of the aisle.

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One North Dakota and two South Dakota senators voted against it. On June 16th, it passed. June 25th, it failed to pass. The 25 GOP senators passed it on the 16th. The same 25 senators voted no on the 25th. The same exact bill. This was a stand-alone bill meant to benefit vets exposed to toxic burn pits who are now paying for it with illnesses or deaths. Veterans cannot receive VA benefits for this unless they can prove it was due to being exposed to the toxic burn pits. Seventy percent of the applicants are denied.

This bill has no pork. This bill is not a "slush" fund for the libs. It is a bill for "our" veterans. Those senators praise our veterans, but when our veterans need their help, they've have basically turned their backs on them. There is an enormous amount of dis-information on the PACT Act and it's coming the GOP side of the aisle.

There will be people reading this and will think I'm lying about this. I would ask those people to go to congress.gov and read for themselves what this bill is and who it's for. One more thing. Why am I not hearing more outrage about this? Why am I not reading more letters to the editor expressing outrage about the way our veterans are treated? Or maybe you all were lucky and you never had someone serve in the military and so it really doesn't affect you.

Deborah K. Seaberg lives in Detroit Lakes, Minn.

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