H.R. 1742 (112th): Janey Ensminger Act

Introduced:
May 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on May 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
May 05, 2011
 
Sponsor
Bradley “Brad” Miller
Representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 05, 2011
Length
7 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4555 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 02, 2010

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a presumption of service connection for illnesses associated with contaminants in the water supply at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and to provide health care to family members of veterans who lived at Camp Lejeune while the water was contaminated.

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Cosponsors
46 cosponsors (39D, 7R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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5/5/2011--Introduced.
Janey Ensminger Act - Presumes a service connection, for veterans' benefits purposes, for any illness associated with contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, during a period in which the water there was contaminated by volatile organic compounds, including known and probable human carcinogens, notwithstanding evidence of such illness during such period.
Makes family members who resided at such location during such period, or were in utero during such period while the mother resided at such location, eligible for hospital care, medical services, and nursing home care through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for any condition or disability associated with exposure to such contaminants.

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