Schumer says he expects bill to aid veterans affected by burn pits to pass this evening after reaching agreement with McConnell

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Schumer says he expects bill to aid veterans affected by burn pits to pass this evening after reaching agreement with McConnell

From CNN | Politics by Jessica Dean and Ali Zaslav, CNN

The Senate will vote Tuesday night on long-sought bipartisan legislation to expand health care benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxic burn pits during their military service, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced.

"I have some good news, the minority leader and I have come to an agreement to vote on the PACT Act this evening," Schumer said on the Senate floor. "I'm very optimistic that this bill will pass so our veterans across America can breathe a sigh of relief."

The bill, called the Honoring our PACT Act, was approved by the House of Representatives in July, so when it clears the Senate, it will go to President Joe Biden's desk for his signature.

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