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 IAVA Joins 50+ VSOs to Advocate for the Passage of Bipartisan Burn Pits Legislation

Ahead of Tuesday’s (6/7) procedural Senate vote, Senate VA Committee Leaders to host a press event urging swift passage of the PACT Act.

New York, NY Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), along with more than 50 other organizations representing America’s veterans, service members, and their families sent a letter to Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman John Tester (D-MT) and Ranking Member Jerry Moran (R-KS) strongly urging them to pass the bipartisan Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins (PACT) Act, as amended.

Additionally, Chairman Tester and Ranking Member Moran will be joined by IAVA and many  Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) to hold a bipartisan press event on Tuesday morning, (6/7), to highlight the urgent need for the Senate to pass the PACT Act.

WHO:IAVA, along with several veteran advocates, including Jon Stewart, host of The Problem with Jon Stewart on Apple TV+.
WHAT:Bipartisan press conference to urge the Senate to swiftly pass the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 (Honoring our PACT Act).
WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT
WHERE: Senate Swamp
NOTE: A live stream of the event will be available HERE.
 The event is open to the press and the public.
 RSVP to Olya Voytovich (202.224.2868)

IAVA is the voice for the post-9/11 veteran generation. With over 425,000 veterans and allies nationwide, IAVA is the leader in non-partisan veteran advocacy and public awareness. We drive historic impacts for veterans and IAVA’s programs are second to none. Any veteran or family member in need can reach out to IAVA’s Quick Reaction Force at or 855-91RAPID (855-917-2743) to be connected promptly with a veteran care manager who will assist. IAVA’s The Vote Hub is a free tool to register to vote and find polling information. IAVA’s membership is always growing. Join the movement at


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