H.R. 411: Fort McClellan Health Registry Act

Introduced:
Jan 23, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Jan 23, 2013
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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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.

Introduced
Jan 23, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Paul Tonko
Representative for New York's 20th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 23, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2052 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2011

S. 1892 (Related)
A bill to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 20, 2013

 
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a registry of certain veterans who were stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and for other purposes.

Summary

No summaries available.

 
Prognosis

8% 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]

Cosponsors
66 cosponsors (51D, 15R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Health

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/23/2013--Introduced.
Fort McClellan Health Registry Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a special record to be known as the Fort McClellan Health Registry containing the name of each individual who, while serving in the Armed Forces, was stationed at Fort McClellan, Alabama, during the period beginning on January 1, 1935, and ending on May 20, 1999, and who:
(1) applies for care or services from the VA;
(2) files a claim for compensation on the basis of any disability which may be associated with such service;
(3) dies and is survived by a spouse, child, or parent who files a claim for dependency and indemnity compensation on the basis of such service;
(4) requests a health examination from the VA; or
(5) receives such health examination and requests inclusion in the Registry. Requires the Secretary, upon request, to provide such health examination, as well as consultation and counseling with respect to examination results.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) notify individuals in the Registry of significant developments in research on the health consequences of potential exposure to a toxic substance or environmental hazard related to service at Fort McClellan; and (2) carry out appropriate outreach activities with respect to such health examinations, consultation, and counseling.

House Republican Conference Summary

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