Tens of thousand of Navy veterans await Georgia senator’s next move

Thousands of Navy veterans benefits at risk

Tens of thousands of Navy veterans who served in the Vietnam War are waiting for Georgia Senator Johhny Isakson to do something.

In June the U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously to extend health care and disability benefits to sailors who served on ships in Vietnamese territorial waters and suffer from diseases associated with Agent Orange.

Instead of grabbing the momentum and putting the Blue Water Navy bill up for a vote, Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans affairs decided he needed a closer look..

8 On Your Side has reported extensively on this issue and followed this effort for more than 2 years.

With this session of Congress set to end in December, will he fish or cut bait?  More tonight at 6 On News Channel 8.

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