U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) – a U.S. veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee – helped the Senate pass historic bipartisan legislation, the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, to deliver health care and benefits earned by all toxic-exposed veterans for the first time in our nation’s history.13626692 michigan capitol dome web

“When veterans are exposed to harmful substances in service to our nation, we must ensure they receive the VA benefits and medical care that they’ve earned,” said Senator Peters, a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve and the son of a World War II veteran. “It’s simply unacceptable that veterans have faced years and even decades of inaction to get this necessary care. I was proud to help pass this landmark bipartisan package which will finally ensure all veterans in Michigan and across the country can obtain their long-overdue health care benefits.”

The legislative package – led by U.S. Senators John Tester (D-MT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) – will ensure veterans exposed to toxic substances can access essential services through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Click here for more information on the PACT Act.