H.R. 1972 (102nd): To amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to benefits for veterans who may have been exposed to ionizing radiation during military service, and for other purposes.


Apr 22, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 22, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ronald Machtley

Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

4/22/1991--Introduced.Extends the presumption of service-connection, for purposes of eligibility for veterans' benefits and medical care, in the case of exposure to ionizing radiation, to include reserve members exposed to such ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 22, 1991

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1972”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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Related Bills

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H.R. 5624 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 14, 1990

H.R. 1047 (Related)
Veterans’ Benefits Programs Improvement Act of 1991

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 14, 1991

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