H.R. 299 PASSES SENATE
H.R. 299 has passed the Senate on 6/12/19. This will end up helping around 90,000 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans, it will end up not covers around 55,000 that the Procopio Ruling may of covered. Carries and there escort ships may not if they did not pass into the Offshore Waters (Territorial Seas) per H.R.299 . The Procopio Ruling stated that the Offshore Water went farther than the Territorial Seas. H.R.299 will take effect in January after the President signs the Bill.
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