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‘Blue slip’ problem hangs up veterans toxic exposure billWASHINGTON — A Senate-passed bill to expand health care and disability benefits to veterans exposed to burn pits or other toxic substances during their service has run into a constitutional objection from the House. The bill, which would make it easier for veterans to access benefits by presuming that certain types of cancer and respiratory illnesses are connected to service-related exposure, passed the Senate on a bipartisan 84-14 vote last week. The House had planned to vote on it as soon as Wednesday. But lawmakers in that chamber are…

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