Rosen Joined Bipartisan Bill to Establish First-of-its-Kind Research Into Health Conditions of Toxic-Exposed Veterans’ Descendants

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that she joined bipartisan legislation to establish a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive research into the health conditions of the descendants of toxic-exposed veterans. The bipartisan Molly R. Loomis Research for Descendants of Toxic Exposed Veterans Act would establish a multi-agency task force to conduct research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions experienced by descendants of veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during their military service. This research would be authorized through the Toxic Exposure Research Working Group, which was established under the bipartisan PACT Act that Senator Rosen helped pass.

“As we deliver historic health care coverage for veterans who were exposed to toxic chemicals during their service to our nation, we must also look into the effects these exposures had on their children,” said Senator Rosen. “That’s why I’ve joined bipartisan legislation to conduct first-of-its-kind research into the diagnosis and treatment of the health conditions for toxic-exposed veterans’ descendants. I’ll continue working across the aisle to make sure we take care of our veterans and their loved ones.”

Senator Rosen has been leading efforts to support our nation’s veterans. Last month, she helped introduce bipartisan legislation to officially authorize the construction of a new veterans hospital in Reno, which she also successfully pushed the president to include in his 2024 budget request. Earlier this year, Senator Rosen introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently maintain a helpline for veterans to obtain information and assistance with all services from the VA. In the recent bipartisan government funding package, Senator Rosen secured funding to increase access to affordable housing for veterans, continue building Nevada’s first national veterans cemetery in Elko, and increase funding for veteran’s access to telehealth.