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Rep. Weinstein issues statement after U.S. Republican Senators vote no on pro-veterans PACT Act

August 2, 2022
Casey Weinstein News

COLUMBUS– State Rep. Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) issued a statement after 41 U.S. Republican Senators voted no on the PACT Act, a bill that would expand health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during deployment.  

“Last week, Republican Senators turned their backs on veterans. The PACT Act would have provided critical healthcare to millions of combat veterans who put their lives on the line for our country,” said Rep. Weinstein. “Supporting our veterans should not be a partisan issue. As a veteran and public servant I won’t stand for this outrageous treatment of the brave men and women who have served our country.”  

Previously, the PACT Act was passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate, but the bill was forced into a re-vote after “administrative issues” were found in its text. The seemingly bipartisan bill was expected to pass again with ease until 25 U.S. Republican Senators flipped and voted no, blocking the bill.