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 in a previous Congress

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


Claude Harris Jr.

Representative for Alabama's 7th congressional district


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4/26/1990--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

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Apr 26, 1990

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38 cosponsors (32D, 6R) (show)
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H.R. 5326 (Related)
Veterans’ Compensation Amendments of 1990

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 15, 1990

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