Rep. Tulsi Gabbard: Burn pits, the Agent Orange of our generation

Are Burn Pits the Agent Orange for the Nation’s Youngest Veterans? It took Vietnam War veterans nearly two decades to receive compensation from exposure to Agent Orange and now, veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who were exposed to burn pits face a similar battle

Passing our legislation will require the military to track and accurately report every servicemembers’ exposure to burn pits so that we can make sure they get the treatment and care that they need and deserve," said Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. "Exposure to toxic burn pits is the Agent Orange of my generation – we cannot allow our nation to.

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Otherwise, we will see a repetition of the same tragedy that our Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange decades ago went through. So far, the VA has rejected most disability compensation claims. This is unacceptable. Earlier this year, Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., and I joined forces and reintroduced our legislation, the Burn Pits Accountability Act.

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Rep. Gabbard, Founder and Co-Chair of the post-9/11 veterans caucus, said: "Burn pits are the Agent Orange of post 9/11 veterans. Over 165,000 veterans have registered their names in the Burn.

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is exactly right – toxic burn pits are the Agent Orange of our generation. That’s why we teamed up to introduce the Burn Pits Accountability Act earlier this year. Together we can make sure veterans exposed to burn pits have access to the best care our country has to offer.

Rep. Gabbard, Founder and Co-Chair of the Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus, said: "Burn pits are the Agent Orange of post 9/11 veterans. Over 165,000 veterans have registered their names in the Burn. (Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard / US House of Representaitves).. Burn pits are this generation’s Agent Orange, but we are seeing deaths happen after three .