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Tax Snag to Punt Veterans’ Burn Pits Bill to July, Tester Says

June 23, 2022, 7:30 PM

The Senate anticipates to vote in July—and not this week—on a bill expanding benefits for veterans grappling with health issues because of toxic substance exposures, says Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Jon Tester (D-Mont.).

  • Tester tells reporters that Republicans who opposed the bill last week will likely object to a unanimous consent agreement to get it through the Senate again
  • The Senate passed a revised version of the measure (H.R. 3967) last week 84-14 but the House couldn’t vote on it because of a procedural snag over a line on nontaxable benefits; the Constitution requires all bills with ...