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H.R. 2372: Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2021

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to toxins, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Raul Ruiz

Sponsor. Representative for California's 36th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 5, 2021
Length: 16 pages
Apr 5, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Apr 5, 2021

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36 Cosponsors (26 Democrats, 10 Republicans)

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

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What legislators are saying

House Passes Landmark Burn Pits Bill with Ruiz-Authored Provisions to Get Veterans Presumptive Benefits
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Mar 3, 2022

Ruiz Pushes for Presumptive Benefits for Burn Pit-Exposed Veterans
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on Jan 19, 2022

ICYMI: Ruizs Bipartisan, Bicameral Burn Pits Bill Receives Legislative Hearing in the House
    — Rep. Raul Ruiz [D-CA36] (Sponsor) on May 7, 2021

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Apr 5, 2021

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May 5, 2021
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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