We blogged about the Havana Act in August 2021 (see Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks Act of 2021 Awaits Passage in the House, You Can Help). On September 21, the House unanimously passed legislation in a 427-0 vote to compensate USG employees who experienced traumatic brain injuries while serving in Cuba, China and other locations, also known as the Havana Syndrome. The U.S. Senate passed the HAVANA Act in June. The bill now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature.
Great news: The HAVANA Act is headed to the President’s desk. I am committed to providing needed support & benefits to US personnel & family members injured in alarming attacks in Havana, China & around the world. We must get to the bottom of this & hold perpetrators accountable. https://t.co/ShFmCiZsZ3
— Senate Foreign Relations Committee (@SFRCdems) September 22, 2021
New: In statement to @NBCNews, US government workers reporting Havana Syndrome incidents urge Biden to quickly sign HAVANA Act passed last night by Congress.
They say it's "an important step, but it is only a step"https://t.co/VrzZhVe0Ua pic.twitter.com/DZCSdG9Jqo
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) September 22, 2021
— GovTrack.🇺🇸 (@govtrack) September 22, 2021
There is no higher priority than protecting our people. None.
As we examine the cause of the illness known as Havana Syndrome, we must ensure those impacted get the care they deserve.
My HAVANA Act will do just that. And it's on its way to President Biden's desk for signature.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) September 21, 2021