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H.R.4517: Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Kurt Schrader, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 29, 2014
Latest Major Action July 1, 2014
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Bill Summary

Examination of Exposures to Environmental Hazards During Military Service and Health Care for Atsugi Naval Air Facility Veterans and their Families Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretaries of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to jointly establish the Advisory Board on Environmental Exposures at Atsugi Naval Air Facility to provide expert advice to DOD and VA on matters relating to exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces (members) and their dependents to environmental hazards at Atsugi Naval Air Facility, Japan, during the period beginning in 1983 in which the air, water, or soil at such facility was contaminated due to an incinerator.

Requires the Board to: (1) consider and study cases of such exposure, (2) evaluate submitted exposure claims, and (3) recommend to such Secretaries that either a claim is insufficient to warrant further consideration or is sufficient to warrant health care or compensation. Authorizes the Board to convene a science panel ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 1, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
May 5, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
April 29, 2014 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
April 29, 2014 Referred to House Armed Services