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Brian Mast Helps Get Burn Pit Transparency Act Through the House

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., scored a win last week as he continued his efforts to change how the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) handles the cases of veterans exposed to burn pits. In...
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Brian Mast Continues to Champion the Burn Pit Transparency Act

Back in 2019, Mast and then U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., brought back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active-duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals. Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.
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Vern Buchanan: Time for Feds to Recognize More Health Problems Associated With Burn Pits

Back in September, U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz’s, D-Calif., U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, former U.S. VA Sec. David Shulkin, entertainer Jon Stewart and others championed the “Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act.”

Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Mast Team Up Again to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Last year, Mast and Gabbard brought back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active-duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals. Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.
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Brian Mast’s Fingerprints on NDAA From Burn Pits to Keeping Children Safe

“It takes a special kind of person to put on the uniform and dedicate their life to serving our country,” Mast said. “Our brothers and sisters in arms should be able to serve our country knowing that we have their backs on and off the battlefield.”
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Brian Mast, Tulsi Gabbard Bring Back Burn Pits Accountability Act

Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals. 
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Brian Mast, Tulsi Gabbard Team Up to Help Veterans, Servicemembers Exposed to Open Burn...

When he introduced the proposal on Tuesday, Mast compared open burn pits and toxins to Agent Orange.
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