H.R. 4657 (101st): To provide that members of the Reserve and National Guard who participated in open-air nuclear tests during the 1950’s and early 1960’s and who have contracted certain radiation-related diseases shall be deemed, for purposes of certain benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, to have contracted those diseases in the active military, naval, or air service of the United States.

Apr 26, 1990 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Claude Harris Jr.
Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 5326 (Related)
Veterans’ Compensation Amendments of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 15, 1990


This bill was introduced on April 26, 1990, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 26, 1990
Referred to Committee Apr 26, 1990
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Provides that members of the Reserve or National Guard who participated in atmospheric nuclear detonation testing during active duty for training or inactive-duty training and who have contracted certain radiation-related diseases within specified periods following such testing shall be deemed to have contracted such diseases during active military services for purposes of eligibility for the following benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs:
(1) disability compensation;
(2) dependency and indemnity compensation;
(3) hospital, nursing home, domiciliary, and medical care;
(4) burial, cemetery, and memorial benefits; and
(5) survivors' and dependents' educational benefits.

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