US Senate Approves Compensation for Victims of Dangerous Attack

US Senate Approves Compensation for Victims of Dangerous Attack

( – Partisan gridlock has plagued Washington politics for years. Rarely do Democrats and Republicans agree on anything other than symbolic measures.

In a rare move, the US Senate voted unanimously on June 7 to approve legislation providing payments to government officials injured by Havana Syndrome attacks. The bill authorized the Department of State and the CIA to create a set of regulations for those payments and report back to Congress on the related use of taxpayer funds.

A recent report published by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine stated that the directed use of microwaves was the most likely cause of Havana Syndrome. About 130 government officials have fallen victim to these attacks since the first reported incident in Havana, Cuba, in 2016.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) sponsored the bill and praised its bipartisan support in a June 8 statement. She also called on her colleagues and the Biden administration to work together to discover the source of the attacks and prevent future occurrences.

She’s right; it’s high time we held the responsible parties accountable for targeting American personnel.

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