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

Introduced:

Mar 8, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 24, 1984

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

Law:

Pub.L. 98-542

Sponsor:

Thomas “Tom” Daschle

Representative for South Dakota At Large

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 24, 1984

About the bill

Full Title

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.

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History

Mar 8, 1983
 
Introduced

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Nov 3, 1983
 
Reported by Committee

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Jan 30, 1984
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

May 22, 1984
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 4, 1984
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was By Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 24, 1984
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
206 cosponsors (162D, 43R, 1N) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

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Related Bills

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S. 786 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 11, 1983

H.R. 2017 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 9, 1983

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