H.R.559: To amend title 38, United States Code, to add bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma to the list of diseases presumed to be service-connected for certain radiation-exposed veterans.

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Bill Summary

Includes bronchiolo-alveolar carcinoma in the list of diseases presumed to be service-connected, in the case of exposure to ionizing radiation, and therefore compensable for purposes of veterans' disability compensation and medical care.

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits.
Mr. Stump moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 400 - 0 (Roll No. 531).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate.
Feb. 4, 1997

Introduced in the House by Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)

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