H.R. 1961 (98th): Veterans’ Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Compensation Standards Act

An act to require the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to prescribe regulations regarding the determination of service connection of certain disabilities of veterans who were exposed to dioxin in the Republic of Vietnam while performing active military, naval, or air service or to radiation from nuclear detonations while performing such service, to provide interim benefits for certain disabilities and deaths, and other purposes.



Mar 8, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 1984

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 24, 1984.


Pub.L. 98-542


Thomas “Tom” Daschle

Representative for South Dakota At Large



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Last Updated: Oct 24, 1984


Mar 8, 1983

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Nov 3, 1983
Reported by Committee

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Jan 30, 1984
Passed House

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May 22, 1984
Passed Senate with Changes

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Oct 4, 1984
Senate Agreed to Changes

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Oct 24, 1984
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1961 (98th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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