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S. 681 (114th): Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015

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A bill 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, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sponsor. Senator for New York. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 9, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Mar 9, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2015, 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).


46 Cosponsors (30 Democrats, 15 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Gillibrand Testifies Before VA Committee To Help Hundreds Of Thousands Of Blue Water Vietnam Vets Exposed To Agent Orange But Denied Health And Disability Benefits
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] (Sponsor) on May 13, 2015

Daines, Gillibrand, Gibson, Valadao Urge VA to Clarify Decision Against Providing Blue Water Veterans VA Benefits
    — Sen. Steve Daines [R-MT] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 25, 2016

Rep. Valadao, Lawmakers Host Press Conference on Agent Orange Legislation
    — Rep. David Valadao [R-CA22] on May 18, 2016

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Mar 9, 2015

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S. 681 (114th) 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 S. 681. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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