Thursday, April 18, 2013

H.R. 1494 - Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act

113th Congress (2013 - 2014) H.R.1494

HR1494 has a deadline and would help those vets jumping through hoops.  It has 18 original cosponsors with bipartisan support; along with no CBO cost it should fly.
HR543 has 92 cosponsors as of today and is growing.  Please ask all members, family, and those who support vets to contact their Congressman.
Bill Summary & Status
Latest Title: To direct the Secretary of Defense to review the operation of certain ships during the Vietnam Era, and for other purposes. 
H.R. 1494, the Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act
H.R. 1494, the Blue Water Navy Ship Accountability Act would direct the Joint Services Records Research Center (JSRRC) to do a comprehensive search to determine which ships are eligible for coverage under current law for presumptive coverage for exposure to Agent Orange.
Sponsor: Rep Gibson, Christopher P. [NY-19] (introduced 4/11/2013)      
Cosponsors (18)
Latest Major Action: 4/11/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Rep Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [GU] - 4/11/2013
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 4/11/2013
Rep Castro, Joaquin [TX-20] - 4/11/2013
Rep Cicilline, David N. [RI-1] - 4/11/2013
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. [VA-11] - 4/11/2013
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 4/11/2013
Rep Griffin, Tim [AR-2] - 4/11/2013
Rep Grimm, Michael G. [NY-11] - 4/11/2013
Rep Kuster, Ann M. [NH-2] - 4/11/2013
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 4/11/2013
Rep Meng, Grace [NY-6] - 4/11/2013
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 4/11/2013
Rep Owens, William L. [NY-21] - 4/11/2013
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 4/11/2013
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 4/11/2013
Rep Stivers, Steve [OH-15] - 4/11/2013
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] - 4/11/2013
Rep Young, Don [AK] - 4/11/2013

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