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Regionally Speaking: The PACT Act

Regionally Speaking Dept of VA The PACT Act

On August 10, 2022, President Joe Biden signed the PACT Act into law. The PACT Act expands health care and benefits to millions of Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. Lakeshore Public Radio's Dee Dotson speaks with Ronald S. Burke, Jr., Under Secretary, Office of Policy & Oversight, Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about this is monumental piece of legislation, representing perhaps the largest expansion of Veterans benefits in history.

For more information you can visit www. va.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MYVA411 or 1-800-698-2411.

As co-host and producer of Regionally Speaking, Dee is responsible for connecting with northwest Indiana community newsmakers to share their stories with the Lakeshore Public Radio listening audience. She believes in the power of storytelling to engage, teach and change lives. Prior to working at Lakeshore Public Radio, Dee enjoyed giving her time, talent, and resources to various community organizations. Dee believes in servant leadership. Her favorite quote is "Leadership is service not position." by Tim Fargo.