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Resolutions support inclusion in bills dealing with Guam contamination via Pacific Daily News

A public hearing scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 4 will address two resolutions supporting Guam inclusion in bills dealing with radiation and Agent Orange contamination on Guam.

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The hearing will address Resolution 25-34, which declares official support for the Fighting for Orange-Stricken Territories in Eastern Regions Act (FOSTER) Act. The resolution also requests Congress recognize the use of Agent Orange on Guam during the Vietnam War and petitions for service-connection presumption to veterans presumed to be exposed to Agent Orange on Guam.

The hearing also will address Resolution 40-34, which petitions Congress to expand the Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act to include veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll. The resolution also expresses official support for the Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act, which would grant service-connected presumption to veterans exposed to radiation.

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