BREAKING: Senate announces Veterans burn pits deal one day after truce between Posobiec, Stewart

The PACT Act passed the Senate on Tuesday after a drawn out, procedural battle that had nothing to do with the content or purpose of the bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that he anticipated that the bill, to fund health care for veterans who had suffered the ill-effects of toxic burn pits, would pass.

The agreement in the Senate over the bill came just one day after Human Events Daily’s Jack Posobiec and comedian Jon Stewart came to terms about it. The deal allows for three amendments, from Senators Marsha Blackburn, Rand Paul, and Pat Toomey, with a 60-vote threshold followed by final passage.

“I have some good news, the minority leader and I have come to an agreement to vote on the PACT Act this evening,” Schumer said. “I’m very optimistic that this bill will pass so our veterans across America can breathe a sigh of relief.”

Posobiec confronted Stewart in Washington, DC over Stewart’s public freak out at GOP senators who voted against the bill, due to what was termed by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey a “budgetary gimmick,” to facilitate $400 billion in discretionary spending in the bill that would not have been earmarked for veterans.

Three amendments were voted on prior to passage of the bill, from Senators Marsha Blackburn, Rand Paul, and Pat Toomey.

After a heated exchange, the two men spoke amicably. Stewart, who has been working for 15 years to get medical justice for the veterans who were injured due to the toxic burn pits, agreed to speak with GOP lawmakers that Posobiec would connect him to.

The vote in the Senate began at 5 pm with procedural, parliamentary measures. Senators primarily agree that the funding should go to veterans. When the GOP voted against the bill last week, the senators weren’t voting against veterans, they were voting against a random $400 billion that had been snuck into the bill.

“Look, these kind of back and forths happen all the time in the legislative process, you’ve observed that over the years,” Senator Mitch McConnell said. “I think in the end the veterans service organizations will be pleased with the final result.”

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