U.S. Senate fails to advance burn pits bill for veterans in dispute over spending

By: - July 28, 2022 9:36 am
Afghanistan burn pit

In this 2013 photo, an Afghan National Army soldier walks past a former U.S. Army burn pit in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, July 27, that would ensure health coverage for U.S. veterans exposed to potentially toxic burn pits overseas. (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.