Ohio Democratic Party Veterans Chair Marks PACT Act Passage Anniversary, Made Possible by Ohio Democrats
August 10, 2023
Columbus, OH – Today, Ohio Democratic Party Veterans and Military Community Caucus Chair Connie Pillich released the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act.
“Thanks to the leadership of Ohio Democrats like Sherrod Brown, Marcy Kaptur, Joyce Beatty and Shontel Brown, Ohio veterans who suffer from toxic exposure now have access to the critical healthcare and benefits they deserve. Ohio servicemembers put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe, and we must make sure they’re taken care of when they return home. The PACT Act is an important reminder of the debt we owe our men and women in uniform, and I’m proud that Ohio Democrats led the charge to get this bill passed,” said Pillich.
The PACT Act provides benefits and healthcare to veterans who suffer from toxic exposure due to exposure to burn pits or other toxic substances. Ohioans can visit www.va.gov/pact to find out more and claim benefits.
Thanks to the work of Senator Sherrod Brown, the PACT Act is named in honor of Ohio veteran Heath Robinson, who passed away from lung cancer after being exposed to toxic burn pits.