Thursday, January 5, 2012

Senate Bill S. 1629 - S. 1629: Agent Orange Equity Act of 2011
A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY]
Lindsey Graham [R-SC]
Amy Klobuchar [D-MN]
Barbara Mikulski [D-MD]

Status: This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Explanation: Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: Dec 9, 2011 6:24AM]


  1. We can get aid for Vietnam out of committee, why can't we get aid for American Veterans out!!!!!

  2. Vietnam Veterans are dieing at a higher rate than the general population. I am a 1965-66 Nsvy Blue Water Veteran. I have had 4-5 Ischemic Strokes and 1 Ischemic Heart Attack. Why does'nt congress and the senate get moving on these for those who defended this country, when called upon.

  3. Only three co-sponsers? Call, write or E-mail your representatives now!

  4. Put in harms way..not your personal decision..No Veteran ever had any say so in where he was stationed...This was biological, chemical warfare, you ALL should be awarded purple hearts, financial compensation, and all necessary medical help you need by a licensed Doctor of your choice...(Cost of war) and Congress can KISS it !! Thank you for your service..

  5. To my understanding, the weather patterns and preveiling winds always travel from west to east. There is currently nuclear radiation leaking from the damaged nuclear power plant in Japan that is scheduled to reach the U.S. west coast in the near future. Now with that said, how can any reasonable person say that the agent orange sprayed over Viet Nam from aircraft during that period did not reach the ships operating in the gulf. Stevie Wonder can see that! So to all us blue water vets,keep praying and hang on.

  6. Look the A/O was there and these sailors were THERE. They have the diseases related to A/O, they prove their being there, and the VA just prolongs the agony. How long are we going to study this? A big hit on the VA budget yeah, but if they answered the bell when it rang back when, they could of eased in and taken care of these sailors. Look and learn VA of what happened when you denied the heart disease, came back and bit you in the butt. TBI injuries are being studied, when is there going to be a definitive answer and treatment? Face the cruel world like we did and serve....we did without question and we are NOT asking for anything FREE. These sailors and servicemen paid and are paying every day of the week. Fess us and take care of us. Bobby Q