Biden Enacts Veterans Benefits Bill Featuring Cartwright’s Legislation

U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, representing the 8th District of Moosic, engaged in a conversation on Wednesday with Timothy Borland, the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Veterans of Foreign Wars. Their discussion took place at the White House just before President Joe Biden signed the Honoring our PACT Act of 2022 into law. This legislation is designed to provide assistance to veterans who have faced exposure to hazardous toxins during their military deployments. Notably, the bill incorporates elements from Cartwright’s Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022.

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Dept. of Justice Outlines Option to Settle Camp Lejeune Lawsuits More Quickly

About Lawsuits, Irvin Jackson, September 12, 2023

The U.S. government has filed a notice to inform judges presiding over all Camp Lejeune water contamination lawsuits of a new “Elective Option”, detailing the voluntary process that will allow individuals to quickly settle claims involving certain injuries linked to toxic chemicals that contaminated water at the North Carolina military base. The Department of Justice and U.S. Navy first announced the elective Camp Lejeune settlement option on September 7, offering up to $550,000 to veterans and their families if they suffered specific medical conditions, including kidney cancer, liver cancer, non-Hodgkins lymphoma, leukemias, bladder cancer, multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s disease, kidney disease and systemic sclerosis.

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