IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 26, 2019
Ms. Smith (for herself, Mr. Tillis, Ms. Warren, Mr. Merkley, Ms. Collins, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Leahy, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Tester, Mr. Coons, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Markey, and Mr. King) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation-exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2019.
Treatment of veterans who participated in cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation-exposed veterans for purposes of presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by Department of Veterans Affairs
Section 1112(c)(3)(B) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new clause:
Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll during the period beginning on January 1, 1977, and ending on December 31, 1980.