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S. 191 (116th): Burn Pits Accountability Act

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A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments, separation history and physical examinations, and other assessments an evaluation of whether a member of the Armed Forces has been exposed to open burn pits or toxic airborne chemicals, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Amy Klobuchar

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Minnesota. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Length: 5 pages
Introduced
Jan 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 1790: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2019. (compare text)
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History

Jan 17, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 191 (116th) 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. 191. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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