President Biden signs Queens lawmaker’s bill into law to provide health care benefits for veterans exposed to radiation

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U.S Rep. Grace Meng’s bill to provide health care benefits for veterans who were exposed to toxic substances cleaning up nuclear testing sites during the late 1970s was signed into law by President Biden on Wednesday, Aug. 10. 

Biden signed the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act (Honoring Our PACT Act), a key veterans health bill that includes Meng’s legislation to provide health care benefits for “Atomic Veterans.” 

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