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H.R. 1279 (115th): Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish within the Department of Veterans Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment, and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.

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Sponsor and status

Elizabeth Esty

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 1, 2017
Length: 7 pages
Mar 1, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


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What legislators are saying

Esty, Costello, McCollum Announce Bill to Aid Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits
    — Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Mar 22, 2017

Costello, Esty, McCollum Announce Bill to Aid Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits
    — Rep. Ryan Costello [R-PA6, 2015-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Mar 22, 2017

Amata Welcomes President Trumps Signing of VA Mission Act into Federal Law
    — Rep. Aumua Amata [R-AS0] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 7, 2018

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Mar 1, 2017

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H.R. 1279 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1279. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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