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The move all but ends a years long legal fight over presumptive benefits for up to 90,000 Vietnam veterans.
For the second time in a year, House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a measure to give presumptive disability benefits to veterans who served on ships stationed near Vietnam.
Federal officials have until the end of April to formally decide whether to appeal a court ruling which could grant disability benefits to more than 90,000 veterans.
The decision could affect up to 90,000 veterans who have been petitioning VA officials for disability payouts for years.