Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Alma Skousen, who passed away September 8th, was laid to rest in Mesa, Arizona on Saturday, September 17th at the age of 96.
The House of Representatives voted 342 to 88 on Wednesday to provide better medical care for military veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals while serving. Eighty-eight Republicans voted against the bipartisan compromise legislation — more than 40% of their caucus.
The Democratic-controlled Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill aimed at providing adequate medical care for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals during their service. But 12 Senate Republicans voted against even considering this bipartisan proposal.
As many as 2.5 million veterans may have been exposed to burn pits while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.