As the United States hits the home stretch toward Election Day, the biggest hot-button issue among voters is jobs and the economy. Both President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have put their recovery plans at the forefront of their respective campaigns. Both candidates say that they know what is needed to bring back jobs.
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.
For veteran Megan Kingston, the coronavirus presented extra danger due to her exposure to the smoke that emanated day and night from the burn pits near her barracks at Camp Liberty in Iraq. "The odds were not in my favor," Kingston, of Northern Virginia, says to Fox News regarding her recent exposure to COVID-19. "We were all kind of like going, how did I even pull this one-off? It's a miracle for sure."