Bipartisan Camp Lejeune Justice Corrections Act introduced

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WITN) – Republican Congressman Greg Murphy and Congresswoman Deborah Ross together Thursday introduced an act aimed at making some fixes to the 2022 Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

The representatives say that the Camp Lejeune Justice Corrections Act addresses unforeseen consequences of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act by clarifying the right to jury trials, capping attorneys’ fees, and expanding jurisdiction to alleviate the backlog of cases.

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act was signed into law by President Biden in 2022 and allows veterans and civilians to file claims against the U.S. government for damages related to harm caused by exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987.

Other cosponsors include: Patrick McHenry (NC-10), Richard Hudson (NC-09), Kathy Manning (NC-06), Don Davis (NC-01), Jeff Jackson (NC-14), David Rouzer (NC-07), Chuck Edwards (NC-11), Laurel Lee (FL-15)