Baldwin discussed law that increases care and benefits for toxic-exposed veterans and hosted Sec. Buttigieg to highlight port funding
GREEN BAY, WI – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin continued her “Delivering for Our Veterans Tour” with a discussion in Green Bay with local veterans, their widows, and advocates about the Senator’s work to increase health care and disability benefits for veterans who have been harmed by toxic exposure. Additionally, the Senator welcomed Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to Wisconsin to discuss a $10 million investment in the Port of Green Bay from the Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
“When someone serves our country, we have a responsibility to serve them. That’s why I was so proud to help pass legislation to ensure our veterans who were exposed to toxins while serving get the care and benefits they are owed,” said Senator Baldwin. “The stories that I have heard from Wisconsin veterans on this tour are both heart-wrenching and encouraging. Our veterans should have never been denied this care, but I am glad that our work is helping right this wrong and giving our heroes the benefits they earned.”
In Green Bay, Senator Baldwin heard from local veterans about the devastating health impacts that they have managed because of their exposure to toxins while serving in our armed forces. The group discussed how the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 will help deliver generations of toxic-exposed veterans health care and benefits by expanding and extending eligibility for VA health care to over 3.5 million former service members.
Senator Baldwin also welcomed Secretary Buttigieg to Wisconsin to highlight a $10 million investment in the Port of Green Bay to redevelop the decommissioned Pulliam power plant site into a state-of-the-art port facility. The event included a tour of the port via boat and a press conference with local leaders. The funding is from the Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.