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Jon Stewart Rips Republicans Stalling Bill on Toxic Burn Pits

Posted on AllSides July 28th, 2022
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Advocate and comedian Jon Stewart joined Democratic leaders and veterans groups in intensifying pressure on Republicans after many switched tactics and voted to stall legislation giving veterans exposed to toxic burn pits access to expanded health benefits.

Forty-one Republican senators moved to force debate on amendments that would reduce future mandatory spending in the bill. The majority of those lawmakers had supported another version of the bill last month.

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