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S. 555: Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2019

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 555

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 26, 2019

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act of 2019.

2.

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:

(v)

Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll during the period beginning on January 1, 1977, and ending on December 31, 1980.

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