Politics & Government
5:00 am
Mon August 6, 2012

President Obama To Sign Camp Lejeune Families Act

A bill that helps military families harmed over 30 years by water at Camp Lejeune will become law today.

Gurnal Scott: President Obama will sign into law later today the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act at a ceremony in the Oval Office. It will mark the culmination of years of work by North Carolina's congressional delegation to address concerns of families affected by contaminated drinking water at the Marine base between 1957 and 1987. Thirteenth District congressman Brad Miller says the effort to help these families shows "there should have been much more loyalty down the chain of command as there was up the chain of command." Senator Kay Hagan says the signing of the bill is simply another step. She says while the law will provide the care these families need, there are more answers that need to be uncovered about what happened. She says she will continue fighting on their behalf.