H.R. 6127 (111th): Extension of Health Care Eligibility for Veterans Who Served at Qarmat Ali Act

Introduced:
Sep 15, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Stephen “Steve” Buyer
Representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Sep 15, 2010
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on September 15, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Sep 15, 2010
Referred to Committee Sep 15, 2010
 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the continued provision of health care services to certain veterans who were exposed to sodium dichromate while serving as a member of the Armed Forces at or near the water injection plant at Qarmat Ali, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Health

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


9/15/2010--Introduced.
Extension of Health Care Eligibility for Veterans Who Served at Qarmat Ali Act - Makes eligible for hospital and nursing home care and medical services for any disability, notwithstanding sufficient medical evidence to conclude that such disability is associated with exposure to sodium dichromate (or other toxic substances), a veteran who:
(1) served on active duty at or near the water injection plant at Qarmat Ali, Iraq, during Operation Iraqi Freedom;
(2) is notified by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) of possible exposure to sodium dichromate during such service; and
(3) enrolls in the VA patient enrollment system within five years after such notification.
Authorizes the Secretary to base a notification of possible exposure to sodium dichromate (or other toxic substances) on information received from the Secretary of Defense (DOD).

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 6127 (111th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus