WASHINGTON—Countering the stalled PACT Act with a measure of their very own, Senate Republicans unveiled a brand new invoice Friday that might quickly broaden veterans’ entry to burn pits. “We’ve heard your considerations, and we need to guarantee you the GOP is combating laborious to make sure the nation’s courageous veterans are respiration the toxins they deserve,” stated Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell, who defined that the PITS Act, sponsored by himself together with Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) in response to the backlash they obtained for his or her failure to again the prior invoice, would be certain that a 10-acre burn pit was on-site at each Veterans Affairs heart within the nation. “The Republican Get together would by no means flip their backs on the courageous women and men who served this nation, which is why we’ll hopefully be rolling out burnpits.gov very, very quickly. There may be nothing extra vital than offering vets with bronchial asthma and COPD. We’d additionally wish to construct at-home burn pits for veterans who want uncommon most cancers however have restricted mobility.” At press time, Republicans had proposed an modification that might put the veterans themselves straight within the pits.