They held a hearing today about proposed legislation. Senator Burr again raised Camp Lejeune where the water is contaminated and probably causes cancer. But it was a base and people were stationed there. Some service members lived there with their families. Now they have diseases like breast cancer, leukemia, etc.
They made the 'mistake' of assuming the government would not station them in a place that was unsafe.
Over and over, I have seen Senator Burr raise this issue and try to get support for his legislation. This is my sixth year of sitting in these hearings.
I cannot believe that the Senate, the Congress, in fact, still cannot address this issue, refuses to.
Latest Title: Caring for Camp Lejeune Veterans Act of 2011
Sponsor: Sen Burr, Richard [NC] (introduced 2/3/2011) Cosponsors (10)
Latest Major Action: 8/1/2011 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 123.
Senate Reports: 112-42
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I really don't understand why this is not an issue that received immediate attention. I really hope that next year I am not still seeing him try to reason with other Senators that doing the right thing is the best thing.
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