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Jun 26, 2022

Recent events For the Camp Lejeune Justice Act -update

 Camp Lejeune Justice Act

 
Update on the CLJA: At the eleventh hour, the House of Representatives stopped the expected vote on the PACT Act yesterday by issuing a “blue slip.” A blue slip is a procedural challenge to a bill when the bill “originates” in the wrong Chamber. Any bill with a provision relating to revenue must originate in the House. In this case, when the Senate passed its version of the PACT Act, it added a revenue provision that had not been included in the House version. 
 
The House noticed the revenue provision at the last minute and pulled the bill from the floor schedule—so there was no vote, and none is anticipated on the bill, as it stands, any time soon. Instead, the Senate must take up the bill again to strip the revenue provision and get it back to the House without the problematic provision. The easiest way to do this would be for Senator Schumer to request and obtain unanimous consent from the Senate. 
 
While possible, such consent is extremely unlikely given that it takes only one Senator to object to break unanimity. That means that the Senate will almost certainly need to go through a full round of votes to take the revenue provision out, and then send the bill back to the House for a vote. Alternatively, the House could pass a new bill with the revenue provision in it, and send that bill back to the Senate. But under those circumstances, too, the Senate will need to go through a full round of votes to pass the bill. 
 
Because there are only two days left before the Senate goes home for two weeks (until July 11), there will likely be no action until mid-July at the earliest. Action in the Senate is also dependent on Leadership’s willingness to devote another week—or more—of floor time to the bill, which is still uncertain. Standard caveat with all things Congress: Everything is fluid and things can change on a dime.
 
I will update again when new information comes out.

Jun 16, 2022

PACT ACT Passes the Senate!

Good news!!

Today the Senate passed the PACT ACT by a vote of 84/14!

I appreciate all the help everyone put in to get us to this day. 

Please be sure to thank your Senators for keeping their promise to our Veterans.

It's a historic day for Veterans and their families! Congratulations all!

May 19, 2022

Update on Lejeune Water Contamination 5/18/22

​ Last evening, 5/18/22, there was another fb meeting with Mike Partain and Attorney Ed Bell with an update on the water contamination at Camp Lejeune and the PACT ACT.

  UPDATE ON THE CAMP LEJEUNE JUSTICE ACT!! A few weeks ago, the Department of Justice wanted to remove the Camp Lejeune Justice Act from the PACT Act and propose a $50,000 "No Fault" settlement. Many of us sent numerous emails and made phone calls to the White House, the Department of Justice, and our Senators opposing this. 

We received news today that the Department of Justice has backed down and the Camp Lejeune Justice Act will stay in the Pact Act. The House passed the PACT Act in March. Both parties reached an agreement and it is expected to be voted on in the next 2-3 weeks, passed, and signed into law. 

What does this mean for Camp Lejeune Victims? It will allow for personal injury and wrongful death suits. All of us affected by this toxic nightmare have been through hell and back, but this is great news and we may finally see justice. #justiceforcamplejeunevictims

  There are countless lawyers already clamoring to get your money, however Mr. Bell and his firm have been with this issue from the beginning and have already in place experts and all the information on the water to help the cases go forward more quickly. It is a good idea to call and register with them. This includes for your deceased family members, lost children, stillborns and other reproductive issues. Kidneys, cancers, or related issues. Heart, lungs, the list goes on. Any and all issues you have physically struggled with may be eligible for medical care and or compensation. 

  It is my understanding the attorney will be looking at each of us on a case by case basis. Should they find groups of illnesses they may lump them together. Their fees range from 1/3 to 40% of any settlement you may receive. Those will be determined by the attorney and you. 

To reach Bell Legal Group - Patti Mobley -Very knowledgeable! Please call 1-843-546-2408 Or 1-833-Lejeune 

I encourage everyone to contact them, talk to them about your medical issues, regardless of how small or insignificant you may think they are. And keep in mind, you may not have issues today, but you could next year and in ten years. There is a 2 year limit in order to file a claim. In 2-3 weeks the Senate will be voting, keep encouraging them and thanking them for helping the Veterans, families and civilians that have suffered all these years from Camp Lejeune. We have hope! 

 

Also, since this has come about, all hands on deck are asked to stand down. Brian Amburgey -FB Moderator ATTENTION ON DECK IF YOU ARE HOLDING A OUTREACH AWARENESS DAY TOMORROW PLEASE STAND DOWN . PLEASE FEEL TO CONTACT Brian FOR MORE DETAILS

May 7, 2022

New Happenings on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination- A call for ACTION

New Happenings on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination

 

Suffer in Silence no more~

It's well worth sharing after such a long time hearing not a peep.

This is a call for action~ Help your service members and their families. 

Call your Senators! Call the White House!

So here is the scoop I got tonight from Mike Partain on his live feed:

The Department of Justice has decided they want to offer all of the Veterans and families who were at Camp Lejeune a whopping $50,000 settlement compensation per family member. They would like us to be included in a Federal Tort claim. The 2015 SCOTUS CTS Corp V Waldburger decision blocked all federal tort claims but the PACT Act would remove those blocks.

The Pact Act is going before The US Senate directly and they will be taking a vote on whether or not they will pass this.

It is highly important to contact your State's Senators and the White House to get the Pact Act passed.

~~~ My Notes from the meeting and links to explore for more information


(202-456-1111) White house hotline

 
Call on these days, be respectful, encourage them to get it passed and signed. Only call 11am-3pm on Tuesday-Thursday & let your voice be heard!  Your voice does matter!

The Bill - H.R. 3967 117th Congress (2021-2022)
Passed House (03/03/2022) now in the hands of the Senate.

The Summary

Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2021 or the Honoring our PACT Act of 2021

This bill addresses health care, presumption of service-connection, research, resources, and other matters related to veterans who were exposed to toxic substances during military service.

The bill provides eligibility for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical care, including mental health services and counseling, to veterans who (1) participated in a toxic exposure risk activity (a qualifying activity that requires a corresponding entry in an exposure tracking record system), (2) served in specified locations on specified dates, or (3) deployed in support of a specified contingency operation.

The bill establishes the Formal Advisory Committee on Toxic Exposure to assist with the various procedures in establishing or removing presumptions of service-connection.

The bill modifies or establishes the presumption of service-connection for certain conditions or purposes for various groups of veterans.

Among other requirements, the VA must

  • provide a veteran with a medical examination regarding the nexus between a disability and toxic exposure risk activity if a veteran submits a disability compensation claim for a service-connected disability with insufficient evidence,
  • incorporate a clinical questionnaire to help determine potential toxic exposures as part of the initial screening conducted for veterans with a VA primary care provider, and
  • establish a registry for current or past members of the Armed Forces who may have been exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances due to the environmental release of aqueous film-forming foam at a Department of Defense location.
From the legal eagles helping our cause
 
"URGENT NEWS FROM ED BELL: This is very important. On the Bell Zoom Call now. Ed has reported that the Dep of Justice are trying to block the Camp Lejeune Justice Act and remove it from the PACT ACT and create a NO Fault settlement fund. We have been advise to call the White House every minute of the day 202-456-1111. If we do not fight for this we are going to loose the Camp Lejeune Act. The PACT ACT will more than likely be passed and we will be left out in the cold"

 For more info, please see Bell Legal Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BLGCampLejeune

Facebook groups to join or follow: (Just a few, there are others)

Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Survivors


Another note of interest:
 
May 19th Camp Lejeune outreach multi state awareness day  needs more states standing up and out to get our voices heard. You can support and make awareness of Camp Lejeune in your own communities. 
 

Get more info from these guys below:

Curtis Crawford liked Brian Amburgey's post: "ATTENTION ON DECK IF YOU ARE HOLDING A OUTREACH AWARENESS DAY ON MAY 19TH IN YOUR STATE PLEASE COMMENT AND LET EVERYONE KNOW THE STATE AND LOCATION. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TIME AND A WAY FOR EVERYONE TO CONTACT YOU FOR INFORMATION. I WILL START LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY COOPER VA REGIONAL HOSPITAL 7:00 AM TILL 2:00 PM . I CAN BE CONTACT BY DM OR EMAIL AT amburgeybrian93@gmail.com"

Another Posting I found relevant today:

Bell Legal Group - Camp Lejeune
Ray Klopchin  · opmf483ul1ah6mm9u24ah07  ·
5/7  I'm sorry that I missed the Zoom meeting today.  I made a lot of calls last week.  This afternoon an aide from Senator Tillis's office returned my call, which I appreciated.  I asked what progress the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was making in the Judiciary Committee and I was told to go to the Congress.gov website.  I asked if, when this bill goes to the Senate floor, will it be it be a stand alone bill or part of a bigger package?  Again, I was referred to the website. I was told though that there are two more Senators leaning our way, so that is welcome news.  I'm surprised that Senator Tillis's office didn't have any other relevant information to pass along at this time.
 
Note: On one hand, at least the DOJ admits liability, on the other hand it isn't much as far as compensation. For a comparison, the fund set up for the 911 victims was substantially higher, in the 2 million range. The $50,000 is hardly enough to pay for many who are having major medical issues. Chemo and other treatments aren't cheap, I hear from other posters. There is also no word on if there is a "release of further claims" attached to this bill for illnesses you may have in the future. For some $50,000 is a good chunk of change, but for some it barely covers the expenses they have already accrued and continue to with medical care and medications. It is quite literally a slap in the face to the families of Camp Lejeune.
If you are like me, it's been a long battle over my lifetime to understand why I was as sick as I am. I now know what caused me all these issues and taken from me was the ability to have a family and years of suffering with other illnesses.Thankfully I haven't suffered like my siblings with rare diseases, and all those suffering in silence, not knowing why they are sick and those already lost to us. They deserve medical care, and fair compensation and frankly if they can pay out 2 million for 911, they can certainly take care of your medical needs and give you just compensation. Veterans deserve better treatment than they are given. Their families should not be forgotten. Where are this nation's priorities? Use your voice and make those calls and write emails and letters to your State Senators. It takes very little time to express to them that what the DOJ has to offer isn't fair compensation for all who have suffered and died. How many do not even know about the contamination? Raise awareness wherever you go. There are signs available at one of the links above. One of the coordinators of the May 19th Awareness Day. They can point you in the right direction at least.
Get involved for yourself and your family. Speak up and ask politely for them to consider a better deal for all of us. Let's get the Pact Act passed in Congress as soon as possible. The DOJ would just like all of us to go away. We are, of disease and illness, but not fast enough I guess. Do not allow them to put out pennies in comparison to what they shovel out to foreign governments and illegals runamok in our country. Stand up, shout out and be heard. Thanks much for supporting our cause! I will update when I get more information. Please research yourself and get all the info you can gather and be sure to share with your friends and families.

Nov 5, 2021

Camp Lejeune Justice Act

 

 Camp Lejeune Justice Act

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/camp-lejeune-justice-act-introduced-in-u-s-senate-by-n-c-republicans-two-democrats/

Aug 26, 2021

Camp Lejeune Can't Wait

We cannot wait any longer to pass the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Congress, let’s finish the job. 

Camp Lejeune Can't Wait

Mar 12, 2020

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act - HR 6204

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act - HR 6204  (To provide for recovery by individuals who were stationed, lived, or worked at Camp Lejeune, for certain actions of omissions by the United States.) has been introduced in congress.


Go to Congress.gov to see the entry!

Feb 19, 2020

From Bell Legal Group

From Bell Legal Group
If you are NOT an existing client of Bell Legal Group OR if you have not yet filled out the attached Intake Form, please contact us at 843.546.2408 OR fill out the attached form and email it to cgebbia@edbelllaw.com

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Feb 18, 2020

Bell Legal Group

 A note from  Bell Legal Group, Ed Bell


Camp Lejeune: Everyone, we finally now have a "bill" that is scheduled for filing in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 11. Please do not contact your House Member or Senator until after the Bill is filed.
Also, if you would like some help or suggestions on how to make your contact with you Representative more meaningful, please let us know who you wish to contact and we will go into our data base and give you some suggestions on that particular Senator or Congressman.
Now is the time to increase our membership. We need members from all over the US so that all of the elected officials will be contacted by a constituent. if you can "share" the information with fellow Marines or their families to spread the word, it would benefit everyone.
Again, this will work if we all pull together. If you want a copy of the "Bill" please send me an email and i will send a copy to you right away.
Thanks
Ed Bell, Bell Legal Group
ebell@edbelllaw.com

Feb 27, 2018

VA whistleblower: Veterans poisoned at Camp Lejeune need Trump's help getting care

VA whistleblower: Veterans poisoned at Camp Lejeune need Trump's help getting care

Years later, Marine families bear scars of poisoning at Camp Lejeune

Years later, Marine families bear scars of poisoning at Camp Lejeune

Community Assistance Panel (CAP) Meetings- LIVE Stream

The link for viewing the meeting will be activated on the day of the meeting. You do not need to register to view the meeting over the internet.

Live Streaming: http://www.eventstreams.com/atsdr/014ecc/


Closed Captioning: http://www.fedrcc.us//Enter.aspx?EventID=3561574&CustomerID=321


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) has created a community assistance panel (CAP) for the Camp Lejeune site. The purpose of the CAP is to voice the concerns of the affected community of Marines and their families and to provide input on ATSDR’s public health activities. Members of the CAP will provide individual input as well as represent the views of the community and groups to which they belong. ATSDR will consider the views expressed by CAP members during decision making.