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H.R. 411 (113th): Fort McClellan Health Registry Act

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This bill would create a Fort McClellan Health Registry to investigate the base’s contamination with warfare chemicals from 1952-1999 and subsequently diagnose and treat any affected veterans who served there.

From 1952 to 1999, Fort McClellan in Alabama was home to the Chemical Corps School (later the Army Chemical Center and School), which provided chemical warfare training. The facility contaminated the base with various toxins, nerve gas, pesticides, and Agent Orange. In addition, some veterans were heavily exposed to these substances through tests conducted by the chemical school.

Congressman Paul Tonko [D-NY20] proposed the registry to investigate the link between exposure and the health problems of veterans and to provide individuals with any treatment necessary as a result of such exposure.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would create the …

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Paul Tonko

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 20th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013
Length: 4 pages
Jan 23, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


84 Cosponsors (63 Democrats, 21 Republicans)



Jan 23, 2013

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H.R. 411 (113th) was a 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 411. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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