On Wednesday evening, Senate Republicans — including 2022 incumbent Ron Johnson — opposed a procedural vote that would have advanced a bill to expand health care for military veterans who became sick after being exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In June, the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act received 84 bipartisan votes in the Senate. Since then, Republicans have abandoned the bill despite the legislation remaining the same.
“Last Night, Ron Johnson and Senate Republicans, in a disgusting display of partisan politics, voted against legislation that would secure lifesaving care for our military veterans,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Aidan Johnson. “Republicans should be ashamed and embarrassed by this vindictive vote. They put their party ahead of the people who served their country.”
Published: Jul 28, 2022
Last Modified: Aug 28, 2022