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H.R. 6566 - Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act

Sponsor: Joe Courtney (D)
Introduced: 2018-07-26
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6566


    To amend title 38, United States Code, to remove the manifestation period required for the presumptions of service connection for chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, and acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 26, 2018

    Mr. Courtney introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To amend title 38, United States Code, to remove the manifestation period required for the presumptions of service connection for chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, and acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act”.

SEC. 2. Removal of manifestation period required for presumptions of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents.

Section 1116(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (C), by striking “within one” and all that follows through “1975”;

(2) in subparagraph (E), by striking “within a” and all that follows through “1975”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(I) Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy becoming manifest to a degree of disability of 10 percent or more.”.


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