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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987

Short Titles as Reported to House

Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987

Short Titles as Introduced

Atomic Veterans Compensation Act of 1987

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act of 1988

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide certain benefits to veterans and survivors of veterans who participated in atmospheric nuclear tests or the occupation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and who suffer from diseases that may be attributable to low levels of ionizing radiation.


Actions Overview (9)

Date
05/20/1988Became Public Law No: 100-321.
05/20/1988Signed by President.
05/09/1988Presented to President.
05/02/1988Resolving differences -- House actions: House Agreed to Senate Amendments by Yea-Nay Vote: 326 - 2 (Record Vote No: 86).
04/25/1988Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 48-30. Record Vote No: 109.
04/14/1988Senate Committee on Veterans discharged by Unanimous Consent.
07/28/1987Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
07/23/1987Reported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Report No: 100-235.
03/25/1987Introduced in House

All Actions (28)

Date Chamber
05/20/1988Became Public Law No: 100-321.
05/20/1988Signed by President.
05/09/1988HousePresented to President.
05/05/1988SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
05/02/1988HouseHouse Agreed to Senate Amendments by Yea-Nay Vote: 326 - 2 (Record Vote No: 86).
04/26/1988SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
04/25/1988SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Yea-Nay Vote. 48-30. Record Vote No: 109.
04/25/1988SenateMeasure laid before Senate.
04/25/1988SenateS.Amdt.1977 Amendment SP 1977 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
04/25/1988SenateS.Amdt.1977 Proposed by Senator Cranston. To provide a presumption of service connection to veterans (and survivors of such veterans) who participated in atmospheric nuclear tests as part of the United States nuclear weapons testing program or in the American occupation of Hiroshima or Nagasaki, Japan, and who suffer from certain diseases that may be attributable to exposure to ionizing radiation; and for other purposes.
04/14/1988SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 613.
04/14/1988SenateSenate Committee on Veterans discharged by Unanimous Consent.
07/29/1987SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans.
07/28/1987HousePassed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
07/28/1987HouseCalled up by House Under Suspension of Rules.
07/23/1987HousePlaced on Union Calendar No: 144.
07/23/1987HouseReported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Report No: 100-235.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/22/1987HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
07/22/1987HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/25/1987HouseExecutive Comment Received From VA.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/17/1987HouseExecutive Comment Requested from VA.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
06/17/1987HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance
06/17/1987HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance
05/20/1987HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance
05/20/1987HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/31/1987HouseExecutive Comment Requested from VA.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/25/1987HouseReferred to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
03/25/1987HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (84)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hammerschmidt, John P. [R-AR-3]* 03/25/1987
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3]* 03/25/1987
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-24]* 03/25/1987
Rep. Applegate, Douglas [D-OH-18]* 03/25/1987
Rep. McEwen, Bob [R-OH-6]* 03/25/1987
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-5] 04/27/1987
Rep. Sunia, Foto I. F. [D-AS-At Large] 04/27/1987
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-7] 04/27/1987
Rep. Perkins, Carl C. [D-KY-7] 04/27/1987
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 04/27/1987
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 04/27/1987
Rep. Bevill, Tom [D-AL-4] 04/27/1987
Rep. Solarz, Stephen J. [D-NY-13] 04/27/1987
Rep. Olin, James R. [D-VA-6] 04/27/1987
Rep. Gray, William H., III [D-PA-2] 04/27/1987
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 04/27/1987
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 04/27/1987
Rep. Feighan, Edward F. [D-OH-19] 04/27/1987
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 04/27/1987
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16] 04/27/1987
Rep. Davis, Jack [R-IL-4] 04/27/1987
Rep. Darden, George (Buddy) [D-GA-7] 04/27/1987
Rep. Bustamante, Albert G. [D-TX-23] 04/27/1987
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-30] 04/27/1987
Rep. Clarke, James McC. [D-NC-11] 04/27/1987
Rep. Udall, Morris K. [D-AZ-2] 04/27/1987
Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-21] 04/27/1987
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1] 04/27/1987
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4] 04/27/1987
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 04/27/1987
Rep. Leland, Mickey [D-TX-18] 04/27/1987
Rep. Hochbrueckner, George J. [D-NY-1] 04/27/1987
Rep. Gray, Kenneth J. [D-IL-22] 04/27/1987
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4] 04/27/1987
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 04/27/1987
Rep. Barnard, Doug, Jr. [D-GA-10] 04/27/1987
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9] 04/27/1987
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 04/27/1987
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 04/27/1987
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 04/27/1987
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 04/27/1987
Rep. Davis, Robert W. [R-MI-11] 04/27/1987
Rep. McHugh, Matthew F. [D-NY-28] 04/27/1987
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2] 04/27/1987
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 04/27/1987
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 05/06/1987
Rep. Whitten, Jamie L. [D-MS-1] 05/06/1987
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-13] 05/06/1987
Rep. Lancaster, H. Martin [D-NC-3] 05/06/1987
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5] 05/06/1987
Rep. Penny, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 05/18/1987
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 05/18/1987
Rep. Howard, James J. [D-NJ-3] 05/18/1987
Rep. Dyson, Roy [D-MD-1] 05/18/1987
Rep. Sundquist, Don [R-TN-7] 05/18/1987
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large] 05/21/1987
Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1] 05/21/1987
Rep. Leath, Marvin [D-TX-11] 05/21/1987
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 05/21/1987
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-3] 06/11/1987
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 06/11/1987
Rep. McCloskey, Frank [D-IN-8] 06/11/1987
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 06/30/1987
Rep. Edwards, Mickey [R-OK-5] 07/01/1987
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 07/14/1987
Rep. Martin, David O'B. [R-NY-26] 07/14/1987
Rep. Mica, Daniel Andrew [D-FL-14] 07/23/1987
Rep. Wylie, Chalmers P. [R-OH-15] 07/23/1987
Rep. Dowdy, Wayne [D-MS-4] 07/23/1987
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 07/23/1987
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 07/23/1987
Rep. Rowland, John G. [R-CT-5] 07/23/1987
Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] 07/23/1987
Rep. Dornan, Robert K. [R-CA-38] 07/23/1987
Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1] 07/23/1987
Rep. Smith, Bob [R-NH-1] 07/23/1987
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 07/23/1987
Rep. Robinson, Tommy F. [D-AR-2] 07/23/1987
Rep. Harris, Claude [D-AL-7] 07/23/1987
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 07/23/1987
Rep. Patterson, Elizabeth [D-SC-4] 07/23/1987
Rep. Jenkins, Edgar L. [D-GA-9] 07/23/1987
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 07/23/1987
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8] 07/23/1987

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs03/25/1987 Referred to
07/22/1987 Markup by
07/23/1987 Reported by H.Rept 100-235
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension and Insurance05/20/1987 Referred to
05/20/1987 Hearings by
06/17/1987 Markup by
06/17/1987 Reported by
Senate Veterans' Affairs07/29/1987 Referred to
04/14/1988 Discharged from

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Passed Senate amended (04/25/1988)

(Measure passed Senate, amended, roll call #109 (48-30))

Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act of 1988 - Amends Federal veterans' benefits provisions to establish (for purposes of eligibility for such benefits) a presumption of service-connection for the following diseases suffered by any radiation-exposed veteran: (1) leukemia (other than chronic lymphocytic leukemia); (2) thyroid cancer; (3) breast cancer; (4) cancer of the pharynx; (5) cancer of the esophagus; (6) cancer of the stomach; (7) cancer of the small intestine; (8) cancer of the pancreas; (9) multiple myeloma; (10) lymphomas (except Hodgkin's disease); (11) cancer of the bile ducts; (12) cancer of the gall bladder; and (13) primary liver cancer (except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated). Requires all of such diseases, in order to be considered service-connected, to have become manifest to a degree of ten percent or more within 40 years after the last date on which the veteran participated in a radiation-risk activity, except that such period shall be the 30-year period beginning on such date in the case of leukemia. Defines "radiation-exposed veteran" as a veteran who participated in a radiation-risk activity while serving on active duty. Defines "radiation-risk activity" as: (1) onsite participation in the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device; (2) the U.S. occupation of Hiroshima or Nagasaki, Japan, between August 6, 1945, and July 1, 1946; or (3) internment as a prisoner of war in Japan during World War II which resulted in the opportunity for radiation exposure.

Amends the Veterans' Dioxin and Radiation Exposure Compensation Standards Act to require the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Environmental Hazards to submit to the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees periodic reports regarding results of scientific studies relating to possible adverse health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation.