H.R. 3661 (105th): Persian Gulf War Veterans’ Health and Medical Research Act of 1998


Apr 1, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 1, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joseph Kennedy II
Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district


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Last Updated: Apr 1, 1998
Length: 21 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Defense to give greater priority to research on the exposure of veterans of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm to biological agents or chemical weapons, other toxic agents such as depleted uranium and organophosphates, pyridostigmine bromide, vaccines, oil well fire pollution, and other potentially hazardous substances, to require the Director of the National Institutes of Health to monitor, through a comprehensive database, the resulting effects of such exposure on those veterans' health and their clinical progress in order to identify and provide appropriate and effective medical treatment, and for other purposes.

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 3661” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. 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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Apr 1, 1998


57 cosponsors (46D, 10R, 1I) (show)
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