Wednesday, September 12, 2012

CLARIFICATION OF PRESUMPTIONS OF EXPOSURE FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN VICINITY OF REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r112:FLD001:S56112
Amendment introduced yesterday by Senator Gillibrand of New York:

Congressional Record
112th Congress (2011-2012)

TEXT OF AMENDMENTS -- (Senate - September 11, 2012)

SA 2784. Mrs. GILLIBRAND submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by her to the bill S. 3457, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a veterans’ jobs corps, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table, as follows:

On page 18, between lines 5 and 6, insert the following:

SEC. 7. CLARIFICATION OF PRESUMPTIONS OF EXPOSURE FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN VICINITY OF REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.

(a) Compensation.--Subsections (a)(1) and (f) of section 1116 of title 38, United States Code, are amended by inserting ``(including the territorial seas of such Republic)'' after ``served in the Republic of Vietnam'' each place it appears.

(b) Health Care.--Section 1710(e)(4)(A) of such title is amended by inserting ``(including the territorial seas of such Republic)'' after ``served on active duty in the Republic of Vietnam''.

(c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect as of September 25, 1985.

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2 comments:

  1. And once again the veterans who served in Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are forgotten when it comes to presumed exposure.

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    1. Could not agree more. Funny how we could fight in the same war take the chances and risk and then be forgotten when we come home. We were having some strange problems at Udorn in 68-69 (physically). Maybe before we all pass away maybe we will get the recognition and support from our Goverment that we earned. Bill 11th TRS Udorn 68-69

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