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House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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MARTHA WAGGONER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage.

Democratic Rep. Brad Miller said Tuesday on the House floor that the Janey Ensminger Act provides some measure of justice for those harmed by the water. The bill his named for a girl who died of leukemia at age 9. Her father, retired Marine Jerry Ensminger, has led the fight to get care for those suffering.

The House is scheduled to vote on the bill later Tuesday. The US Senate has already approved the bill, which would cover those who lived or worked at Lejeune from 1957 to 1987.

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CIVIL SERVICE

WHAT ABOUT THE CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES ON BASE...THEY DRANK THE WATER TOO!!!! NO THEY ARE NOT IN THE PRECIOUS MILITARY, HOWEVER THEY DID DRINK THE SAME WATER....WHY IS NO ONE CONCERNED WITH THEIR HEALTH. I KNOW SEVERAL GENTLEMEN THAT WORKED ON BASE AND ALL ARE DEAD BUT TWO...CANCER!!!!! REALLY IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT THEN DO IT FOR EVERYONE AND NOT JUST FOR A FEW GOOD MEN OR SO THE STORY GOES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can bet it will pass

a Democratic controlled Senate has approved. It's an election year for every member of the House.

And, it's the right thing to do.