H.R. 812 (112th): Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011

Introduced:
Feb 18, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1629 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 23, 2011

Sponsor
Bob Filner
Representative for California's 51st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 18, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2254 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 05, 2009

S. 1629 (Related)
Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 23, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 18, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 18, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 18, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam.

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Cosponsors
72 cosponsors (58D, 14R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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2/18/2011--Introduced.
Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011 - Includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam, for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agents while in Vietnam, such Republic's inland waterways, ports, harbors, waters offshore, and airspace.
Includes as veterans eligible for such presumption those who: (1) served on Johnston Island during the period beginning on April 1, 1972, and ending on September 30, 1977; or (2) received the Vietnam Service Medal or the Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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