Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Gillibrand to Introduce '09 AO Equity Act in Senate

Word just in that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced that she will introduce the Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009 in the Senate this week. Details are not available yet, there is no bill number and we believe the bill is worded identical to HR 2254.

We will of course, keep you posted on this important action.

Many thanks go to Carol Olszanecki and Susie Belanger for their persistance and skill in winning this important action in the US Senate. We owe them a debt of gratitude for their tireless efforts and years of hard work. These are two wonderful ladies who have dedicated their efforts for many years into righting the wrong of the Blue Water Navy Veterans with the DVA.

We are also extremely grateful to Senator Gillibrand for standing tall on behalf of the Blue Water Navy Veterans and introducing this bill.

Three very staunch and standup ladies have earned our gratitude and respect. We salute them.


”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

"It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that 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. Be sure and give us a update with Senate bill number when you get it...Hugs to the two fine ladies..

  2. That would be three fine ladies!


  3. Anonymous18:08

    Thank you very much ladies.

  4. The number of the bill is S.1939