Friday, July 18, 2008

Details of Wednesday's Intro of Agent Orange Equity Act of 2008

Congressman Bob Filner [D-CA], Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is introducing the Agent Orange Equity Act of 2008 on Wednesday at noon, on the Cannon Terrace, Cannon Office Building, adjacent to the Capitol, Washington D.C.

The bill will fully restore Agent Orange Presumption to Blue Water Navy Veterans and Air Force Veterans of the Vietnam War. [hooray!] It will override the recent decision in Haas, and do much more.

The day's events will begin at 10 AM with a screening of the film "All the Way Home", about Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. At 11, a Q&A session about the film, followed by a Meet & Greet with Congressman Filner, the guests and Congressional staffers.

At noon, action moves to the Cannon Terrace for the public introduction of the Agent Orange Equity Act of 2008.

These events are open to the public, and Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Blue Water Navy Veterans should contact us at the VNVets Blog email address on the left sidebar, with their name, email address, and home town if they plan to attend. We need a good turnout for this occasion.

This is the victory that we have been fighting for over the past five years.

House Committee on Veterans Affairs:
334 Cannon House Office Building

[located southeast of the Capitol on a site bounded by Independence Avenue, First Street, New Jersey Avenue, and C St. SE]

Suggest you find parking in large parking garages as close as you can.


”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Bush Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--VNVets

"With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." --President Abraham Lincoln

"Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."--President George Washington

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  1. Anonymous15:27

    This is the kind of input I was looking for earlier....I see the doubt has gone away and I will move heaven and earth to be there; I have to drive up from Florida and, even with $4.00 gas, it's worth the trip. Getting there and hearing "...after the summer recess...." would be a bummer, you have to admit. Now, if it can only stay out of committee.....

  2. Had to wait on the Congressman's office to determine the date. That came through this morning.

    Hope to see you there.

  3. By the way, please send you name, email address and hometown to me so we can have you registered as one of us. Use the "email me" link near the top of the left sidebar.