H.R. 369: Reducing Barriers to Veterans’ Benefits Act

Introduced:
Jan 23, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Dan Benishek
Representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 23, 2013
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6297 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 02, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 23, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 23, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service connection for certain veterans with tinnitus or hearing loss.

Summary

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Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/23/2013--Introduced.
Reducing Barriers to Veterans' Benefits Act - Presumes a service connection, for veterans' benefits purposes, for diagnosed hearing loss, tinnitus, or both, for veterans who, during active military service: (1) were assigned to a military occupational specialty in which the veterans were likely to be exposed to a level of acoustic trauma sufficient to result in permanent hearing loss, tinnitus, or both; or (2) served in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities.

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