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Biden signs burn-pit bill, expanding veterans' healthcare benefits

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By Robert Schroeder

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed into law a bill that expands healthcare benefits for veterans who were exposed to so-called burn pits when they served in the military. The president called the measure "the most significant law in our nation's history to help millions of veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their military service. Bar none." The law will increase veterans' access to medical care and disability payments.

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