|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:18:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: "Sen. DeMint blocks bill for Marines' [Camp] Lejeune [NC] water victims"|
Sen. DeMint blocks bill for Marines' Lejeune water victims By FRANCO ORDONEZ McClatchy Newspapers July 18, 2012WASHINGTON - Thousands of sick Marine veterans and their families might be on the verge of taking a giant leap toward receiving health care for illnesses they suffered from decades of water contamination at Marines Base Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Legislation that has languished for years was expected to be voted on in the full Senate this week under an across-the-aisle deal between the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. But a South Carolina senator has blocked the bill, saying he worries about fraud.
Republican Sen. Jim DeMint's stance has developed into an intraparty standoff with Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Senate bill's lead sponsor, who led the call to help the Marines and their families.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.stripes.com/news/marine-corps/sen-demint-blocks-bill-for- marines-lejeune-water-victims-1.183239
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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