Nine rare cancers tied to burn pit exposure added to VA benefits list

By: - May 2, 2022 4:30 am
Burn pit in Afghanistan

A burn pit at a command outpost on March 22, 2013 in Kandahar Province, Zhari District, Afghanistan. President Biden in 2022 is calling on Congress to “pass bipartisan legislation to comprehensively address toxic exposures and further deliver the vital benefits our veterans have earned.” (Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.