NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is expected to attend several ceremonies in honor of Veterans Day.
Blumenthal will talk about his support for the Comprehensive and Overdue Support for Troops (COST) of War Act of 2021. The bipartisan legislation would guarantee health benefits to those suffering from service-related toxic exposure to poison and chemicals like nerve gas radiation exposure, and burn pits.
All veterans who were at risk of toxic exposure, including 3.5 million Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, would be able to obtain immediate and lifelong access to health care from VA.
The legislation would also help Agent Orange veterans suffering from hypertension, and support numerous veterans groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warrior Project, and Disabled American Veterans.
Blumenthal is expected to attend ceremonies at New Haven City Hall at 11 a.m., the Vietnam Memorial Monument in New Haven at 1 p.m., and the Middletown State Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m.