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H.R. 299 (115th): Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017

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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

David Valadao

Sponsor. Representative for California's 21st congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2018
Length: 20 pages
Introduced
Jan 5, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Valadao Urges Senate Veterans Affairs Committee to Pass Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Legislation
    — Rep. David Valadao [R-CA21, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Sep 21, 2018

Renacci Applauds Passage of the Blue Water Vietnam Veterans Act
    — Rep. James Renacci [R-OH16, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 29, 2018

VIDEO: Brown Takes To Senate Floor to Fight to Secure Benefits for Ohio Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange
    — Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH] on Dec 11, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates H.R. 299 will add $1.2 billion in new spending through 2028.

History

Jan 5, 2017
 
Introduced

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Nov 2, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 8, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 18, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jun 25, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Aug 1, 2018
 
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 299 (115th) 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.

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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