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Marco Rubio Continues to Push Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued to showcase his proposal to “provide presumptive U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to service members who have deployed and have illnesses due to exposure to...
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Brian Mast, Dina Titus Team Up to End VA Experiments on Cats

“The VA’s continued use of taxpayer dollars to conduct painful and wasteful experiments on cats and kittens is unacceptable,” Mast said on Thursday. “These tests are barbaric, unnecessary and do nothing to actually help veterans. That’s why I’m proud to introduce this legislation with Rep. Titus to bring them to an end once and for all.”
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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.”

Members of Florida Delegation Help End Funds for VA Testing on Dogs

At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee and lost both his legs during his service in Afghanistan, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., to unveil the “Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act” which “will put an end to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ practice of performing painful and distressing experiments on dogs, including drilling into dogs’ skulls, inducing heart attacks, and collapsing their lungs.”
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Brian Mast, Lara Trump Help Push the VA to Cut Animal Testing by 2025

At the start of the year, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee and lost both his legs during his service in Afghanistan, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., to unveil the “Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act”  which “will put an end to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ practice of performing painful and distressing experiments on dogs, including drilling into dogs’ skulls, inducing heart attacks, and collapsing their lungs.”

Former Acting VA Secretary Takes Over as RPOF Executive Director

On Monday, state Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF), turned to a former member of the Trump administration to lead the GOP in the Sunshine State.

Brian Mast Glad to See VA Reviewing Ending Experiments on Dogs

Mast and other members of Congress wrote the VA on the matter back in August.
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