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Jon Stewart on supporting America’s veterans: “Don’t penalize veterans for your budgeting error”
Politics

Jon Stewart on supporting America’s veterans: “Don’t penalize veterans for your budgeting error”

Comedian Jon Stewart has long been an advocate for America's veterans and 9/11 first responders. And as burn pit legislation was thrust into the national spotlight this week, he sat down with CBS News to discuss the country's duty to support those who put their lives on the line to defend it. "They lived up to the agreement. They lived up to their end of the bargain," Stewart recently told "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell in an episode of "Person to Person," which will air next week. "You fought for the country, and the country has to hold up its agreement to you. This is the cost of war. You can't — don't penalize veterans for your budgeting error."Stewart spoke to O'Donnell before the Senate failed to pass a procedural vote that would have cleared ...
Failure of veterans health care bill in Senate angers supporters
Health

Failure of veterans health care bill in Senate angers supporters

(CNN) - In a surprise move, a bill that would have expanded health care and disability benefits for millions of veterans was blocked.The “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022,” also known as the “PACT Act,” was expected to pass the Senate Wednesday night, but in an 11th hour change, a procedural vote on the bill failed.The bill needed 60 votes to advance, but the vote was 55-42 on Wednesday night.It’s now an uphill battle to expand health care and disability benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits at and near U.S. military bases overseas.“There are going to be veterans who die between now and when this bill is passed,” said Sen. Jon Tester, D- Montana.Activist Jon Stewart called opponents of the bill “cowards.”“This is an embarrassment to the Senate,...
Republicans block aid for veterans exposed to burn pits
Politics

Republicans block aid for veterans exposed to burn pits

Republicans block aid for veterans exposed to burn pits - CBS News Watch CBS News Comedian Jon Stewart slammed Republican lawmakers after the Senate failed to advance a bill to expand benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits. David Martin has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link