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Biden to sign bill to aid veterans exposed to toxins from burn pits

President Biden will sign a bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill, known as the “PACT Act,” drastically expands the benefits and services for vets exposed to such toxins. Biden has long spoken of the country’s obligation to care for its veterans after they return home. The signing ceremony in the East Room will also come amid a flurry of late-summer legislative wins for Democrats ahead of the fall midterms. On Tuesday, Biden signed a bipartisan measure to boost the domestic production of semiconductor chips. On Friday, the House is expected to pass the Inflation Reduction Act and send it to Biden for his signature on the bill to his signature. The new legislation will expand VA health care eligibility for veterans potentially impacted by burn pits.

The bill will also expand toxic exposure research and make