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H.R.543: Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013

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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 Chris Gibson, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 258 (161 Democrats, 1 Independent, 97 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 6, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 15, 2013
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Bill Summary


Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2013 - Includes as part of the Republic of Vietnam its territorial seas for purposes of the presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure by veterans to certain herbicide agents while in Vietnam.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Feb. 6, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.