Rubio Celebrates Honoring Our PACT Act

Rubio Celebrates Honoring Our PACT Act

“The fight to pass the Honoring Our PACT Act took far too long.

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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August 12, 2023

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the Honoring Our PACT Act being signed. Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) celebrated the anniversary by highlighting his contribution. Calling it a “historic piece of legislation,” he vowed to continue fighting for veterans.

Senator Rubio took to social media to celebrate the signing of the PACT Act, which included key provisions from his Presumptive Benefits of War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act. One key provision that is included established a presumption of service connection for veterans stricken with illnesses from toxic exposure. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs would provide health care and benefits to service members that have illnesses because of active-duty exposure to burn pits and other toxins. This would create a much easier process in proving direct causation from their time of service.

In a statement, Rubio argued that “the fight to pass the Honoring Our PACT Act took far too long, and thousands of veterans and their families suffered as a result.” “Providing veterans who were exposed to toxic burn pits during their service with the health care, disability benefits, and compensation they need and deserve is just common sense,” he added.

Calling the legislation “a historic piece,” Rubio further detailed that it “will make a real difference in the lives of veterans for years to come.”

“I’ll continue to fight for our veterans as we work to implement this law and ensure we keep the promises we’ve made to those who have sacrificed so much,” Rubio concluded.

When the bill was signed last year, Rubio called the legislation long overdue. He called it an example of his effort to provide the necessary services to veterans who have done more than enough for their country.

The legislation received bipartisan support before it was signed by President Joe Biden (D).

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina is an award-winning senior reporter based in Miami. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Florida International University. His hobbies include reading, writing, and watching films.

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