The thousands of veterans who claim that their exposure to burn pits during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan left them sick and dying may be one step closer to getting assistance from the Veterans Administration due to the legacy of a recently deceased soldier. On Monday, the Heath Robinson Transparency Act (H.R. 7072) was presented on Capitol Hill as an addendum to the previous legislation under The Burn Pits Accountability Act that was a part of the National Defense Act that was signed into law by President Trump back in December.
The demand for food assistance has surged since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. America’s food banks have reported a 50-percent increase in the number of people they have served compared to the same time last year, according to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization.