Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik has cosponsored two pieces of legislation supporting veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and other toxic chemicals.
Congresswoman Stefanik is an original cosponsor of the Keeping Our Promises Act, which amends the Agent Orange Act of 1991 by expanding the list of presumptive medical conditions recognized by the National Academy of Medicine that were covered under the original 1991 law. She has also cosponsored the Lonnie Kilpatrick Pacific Relief Act, which expands the list of territories where Veterans served who could have been exposed to Agent Orange, to include Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Veterans who served in these territories and were exposed to toxic chemicals will now also be covered under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.
“I am a consistent supporter of veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during their service,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “It is often forgotten that many of our Vietnam-era veterans are still quietly suffering due to their exposure to toxic chemicals. They fought for their country valiantly, and now Congress has a responsibility to fight for their health and protection under the law. I’m proud to cosponsor both of these life-saving pieces of legislation.”