Tuesday, February 27

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President Joe Biden pivoted away from domestic and foreign crises today to tackle a more personal issue: expanding health care for veterans who were exposed to toxicants while serving abroad.

Biden visited a Veterans Affairs clinic Tuesday in Fort Worth, Texas, where he met with health care providers and veterans. He spoke about the enduring health effects from exposure to burn pits, or massive, open-air ditches used to dispose of wartime waste that the president has linked to the death of his son Beau Biden, who died of brain cancer in 2015.

“We knew we finally had a president who really has a direct connection and understands the issue and wanted to get something done,” said Jeremy Butler, CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. “That’s what frustrated us because we were hoping that he would be pushing for things to happen more quickly.”


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