H.R.5954: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide veterans for presumptions of service connection for purposes of benefits under laws administered by Secretary of Veterans Affairs for diseases associated with service in the Armed Forces and exposure to bi

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68 (58 Democrats, 11 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Creates, for veterans who were subjected to certain chemical or biological warfare testing involving Project 112 conducted through Deseret Test Center (including the Shipboard Hazard and Defense Project, also known as Project SHAD), a presumption that a disease was incurred in or aggravated by service, notwithstanding that there is no record of evidence of the disease during the period of service, if the disease warrants presumtion of service...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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.
Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Referred to House Armed Services
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
May 1, 2008

Introduced in the House by Mike Thompson (D-Calif.)

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