Congressmen 'demand' White House stop blocking VA from helping Agent Orange-exposed vets


Tens of thousands of veterans sick from Agent Orange exposure still are waiting on the Department of Veterans Affairs to decide whether it will cover their illnesses. 

The veteran service organizations and members of Congress who represent them have had enough. 

House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., and Rep. Josh Harder, another California Democrat, sent a letter to the White House recently demanding the administration step aside and allow VA to extend disability benefits for four Agent Orange-linked diseases. 

Democrats in the Senate and VSOs also previously blasted the White House, accusing the administration of "turning your backs on