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


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

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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H.R. 2017 (identical)

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The “H.R.” in “H.R. 1961” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Mar 8, 1983
Reported by Committee
Nov 3, 1983
Passed House
Jan 30, 1984
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Passed Senate with Changes
May 22, 1984
Vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Senate Agreed to Changes
Oct 4, 1984
Vote was By Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 24, 1984


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