Chuck Schumer, Jon Stewart demand passage of Gillibrand’s bill granting full benefits to veterans exposed to burn pits
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WASHINGTON — When Gina Cancelino’s veteran husband Joe died in 2019 of cancer linked to toxic exposures in Iraq, he was still fighting for benefits at his home in Seaford, Long Island. Three years later, his widow and two daughters are still fighting, but may finally get their victory from a bill that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed Tuesday to push through the United States Senate. “I’m here to say unequivocally — no doubt — I will fully support the Honoring Our Pact Act, and the Senate will vote on it this Congress,” Schumer said at a news conference with veterans and othe...