IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 11, 2020
Mr. Brown (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Sanders, and Mr. Manchin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to prescribe regulations providing that a presumption of service connection is warranted for a disease with a positive association with exposure to a herbicide agent, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Expedite Agent Orange Coverage Act of 2020.
Extension of authority of Secretary of Veterans Affairs regarding presumptions of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to herbicide agents
Section 1116(e) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking
September 30, 2015 and inserting
September 30, 2025.
Treatment of reports received during expired period
Each report described in section 1116(c)(1)(A) of such title that was received by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs during the period beginning on September 30, 2015, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be treated, for purposes of such section, as if it were received by the Secretary on the date of the enactment of this Act.