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.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2017
Length: 7 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced on March 1, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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
May 5, 2015
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2237 (114th).
Mar 1, 2017
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