IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 5, 2019
Mr. Blumenthal introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to remove the manifestation period required for the presumptions of service connection for chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, and acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act of 2019.
Removal of manifestation period required for presumptions of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents
Section 1116(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—
in subparagraph (C), by striking
within one and all that follows through
in subparagraph (E), by striking
within a and all that follows through
by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10 percent or more.