The Senate unanimously approved a bill June 12 to extend disability benefits to veterans who served on Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam, signaling the end of a decades-long fight for these former sailors and Marines to receive compensation for diseases presumed to be caused by exposure to Agent Orange and other defoliants used during the Vietnam War. Following similar approval by the House last month, the Senate vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump for his signature. The legislation passed by both the House and Senate will extend disability compensation to personnel who served offshore of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, within 12 nautical miles of the coast of Vietnam and Cambodia, along a line of demarcation spelled out in the bill. Those eligible include veterans with one or more of the presumptive disease whose claims were previously denied, as well as new claims. Read more about the measure on Military.com.