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S.1602: Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support 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 Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

Toxic Exposure Research and Military Family Support Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to:

  • select a medical center in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to serve as the national center for the diagnosis, treatment, and research of health conditions of descendants (i.e., a biological child, grandchild, or great-grandchild) of individuals exposed to toxic substances while serving as members of the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure;
  • establish an advisory board to advise the center, to determine which health conditions result from exposure to toxic substances, and to study and evaluate cases of exposure of current and former members of the Armed Forces to toxic substances; and
  • establish an Office of Extramural Research to conduct research on wounds, illnesses, injuries, and other conditions suffered by active members of the Armed Forces resulting from exposure to toxic substances and to assist the advisory board...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 29, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.