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Legislation 2015 – 2016

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Legislation 2016

VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
PASSED HOUSE

Vietnam War Exposures

Veterans' Descendants Legislation

PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT>>>Introducing the Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015
BILL PASSED SENATE SIGNED INTO LAW>>>“This legislation, a necessary first step, has been a top priority for VVA,” noted Rowan. “It will lay the groundwork for the research we need on the health of our children and grandchildren, whom we believe have been impacted by exposures during our military service--and in keeping with our founding principle, ‘Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,’ this legislation will ensure that our newer veterans will not have to wait 50 years for answers.”
PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW

Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015
PASSED THE HOUSE SIGNED INTO LAW>>>“This legislation, a necessary first step, has been a top priority for VVA,” noted Rowan. “It will lay the groundwork for the research we need on the health of our children and grandchildren, whom we believe have been impacted by exposures during our military service--and in keeping with our founding principle, ‘Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another,’ this legislation will ensure that our newer veterans will not have to wait 50 years for answers.”
PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW

Agent Orange Extension Act,” (H.R. 3423)
This act will extend by two years the original sunset deadline of the Agent Orange Act of
1991 to ensure that Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange receive just compensation and care.
PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW

Veterans Issues

H.R. 800, the Express Appeals Act

The bill would authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a five-year pilot
program, creating an alternate appeals option for appellants. It would provide appellants
with an option to have their appeals sent directly to the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA)
bypassing some Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA)appeal processing procedures. This pilot could save veterans, their dependents and survivors roughly 1,000 days of appeal processing.
PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW

Operation Enduring Freedom Exposures

H.R. 2237: Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act

To direct the Secretary of Veterans to establish within the Department of Veterans
Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment,
and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW

Iraq War Exposures

H.R. 2237: Helping Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits Act

To direct the Secretary of Veterans to establish within the Department of Veterans
Affairs a center of excellence in the prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, treatment,
and rehabilitation of health conditions relating to exposure to burn pits.
PASSED SIGNED INTO LAW

H.R.969 - Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015

Died in a previous Congress Congress operates in two-year cycles that follow elections. Each cycle is called a “Congress.” This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which was from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. This bill was introduced on February 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
DIED IN A PREVIOUS CONGRESS

World War II Exposures

Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act

Died in a previous Congress Congress operates in two-year cycles that follow elections. Each cycle is called a “Congress.” This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which was from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. This bill was introduced on November 2, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
DIED IN A PREVIOUS CONGRESS

PTSD/TBI

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H.R. 2622 Fort McClellan Health Registry Act

Died in a previous Congress Congress operates in two-year cycles that follow elections. Each cycle is called a “Congress.” This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which was from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. This bill was introduced on June 2, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
DIED IN A PREVIOUS CONGRESS

Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2015
Died in a previous Congress Congress operates in two-year cycles that follow elections. Each cycle is called a “Congress.” This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which was from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. This bill was introduced on April 23, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
DIED IN PREVIOUS CONGRESS

Military and Veteran Caregiver Services Improvement Act of 2015
Died in a previous Congress Congress operates in two-year cycles that follow elections. Each cycle is called a “Congress.” This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which was from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. This bill was introduced on April 22, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
DIED IN A PREVIOUS CONGRESS

Other Military Exposures

H.R. 303, Retired Pay Restoration Act

Died in a previous Congress Congress operates in two-year cycles that follow elections. Each cycle is called a “Congress.” This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which was from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Bills are not carried forward from Congress to Congress. This bill was introduced on January 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
DIED IN A PREVIOUS CONGRESS

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