(Washington, D.C.) – The Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA) fully supports Bill S.901 and HR. 1769: Military Toxic Research and Exposure Act of 2015. "We are comforted that our Congressmen in Washington are hearing us loud and clear" says Sharon Hobbs, AVVA National President. This legislation will establish in the Department of Veteran Affairs a center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service in the Armed Forces and will establish an Advisory Board on such health conditions.

AVVA began holding Agent Orange Town Hall meetings in 2009 to educate and bring awareness to the effects of Agent Orange exposure on the veteran's offspring. Since that time, we have found countless illnesses and congenital anomalies that are repeated within the veteran community. "This bill brings a sense of relief for our veterans, their families, and to AVVA in the fact that exposure to toxic chemicals has affected our children and now something is being done about it."  President Hobbs went on to say, "Our fight for justice on the toxic exposure issues has extended to assisting our Gulf War, Beirut, Iraqi, and Afghanistan veterans as well."

AVVA thanks Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS), Dick Blumethal (D_CT), Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI), and Mike Hoda (D-CA) for their sponsorship.  Our children are the innocent victims of our veterans’ service to America.  We will forever be indebted to these Congressmen for introducing this these bills.  Please call or write your Senators and Representatives today and ask them to support HR. 1769 and S. 901. 

  Wisconsin Veterans Contact Your Senators and Congressmen


Hello, my names is (identify yourself) and I am a constituent in your congressional district.

I am calling today to urge you to co-sponsor and support (Senate bill S.901 if Senator, or House Bill HR.1769 if Representative) the Toxic Substances Research Act of 2015 introduced by (Senators Jerry Moran and Dick Blumenthal if Senator, or Representatives Dan Benishek and Mike Honda if Representative ). This legislation would establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for the diagnosis, treatment, and research of the health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces.

Thank you for your attention to my request, and please co-sponsor and support the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015.

(Leave your name, home address and phone number so the office can follow up with you at a later time). If you do not hear from them – call them back.

Thank you for your support!


US Senators for Wisconsin:

Senator Tammy Baldwin                                                                (202) 224-5653

Senator Ron Johnson                                                                    (202) 224-5323

US House of Representatives for Wisconsin :

Representative Paul Ryan REP-WI-1                                             (202)225-3031

Representative Mark Pocan DEM-WI-2                                          (202)225-2906

Representative Ron Kind DEM-WI-3                                              (202)225-5506

Representative Gwen Moore DEM-WI-4                                        (202)225-4572

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner REP-WI-5                              (202)225-5101

Representative Glenn Grothman REP-WI-6                                   (202)225-2476

Representative Sean Duffy REP-WI-7                                            (202)225-3365

Representative Reid Ribble REP-WI-8                                           (202)225-5665

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