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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to protect certain pensions and other benefits of veterans and survivors of veterans who are entitled to damages in the case of In re: "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation.

Actions Overview (1)

04/28/1988Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

04/28/1988Referred to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/28/1988Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (38)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ridge, Thomas J. [R-PA-21]* 07/06/1988
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 07/07/1988
Rep. Downey, Thomas J. [D-NY-2] 07/27/1988
Rep. Mrazek, Robert J. [D-NY-3] 07/27/1988
Rep. Fauntroy, Walter E. [D-DC-At Large] 08/01/1988
Rep. Fuster, Jamie B. [D-PR-At Large] 08/01/1988
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 08/01/1988
Rep. Bonker, Don [D-WA-3] 08/01/1988
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4] 08/02/1988
Rep. Lagomarsino, Robert J. [R-CA-19] 08/02/1988
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36] 08/02/1988
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5] 08/02/1988
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-29] 08/04/1988
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 08/04/1988
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 08/04/1988
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 08/04/1988
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5] 08/04/1988
Rep. Wyden, Ron [D-OR-3] 08/04/1988
Rep. Davis, Jack [R-IL-4] 08/08/1988
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-13] 08/08/1988
Rep. Bates, Jim [D-CA-44] 08/08/1988
Rep. de la Garza, E. [D-TX-15] 08/08/1988
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 08/08/1988
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4] 08/08/1988
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 08/09/1988
Rep. Dwyer, Bernard J. [D-NJ-6] 08/09/1988
Rep. McHugh, Matthew F. [D-NY-28] 08/11/1988
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4] 09/07/1988
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 09/07/1988
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 09/07/1988
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 09/07/1988
Rep. Applegate, Douglas [D-OH-18] 09/07/1988
Rep. Chapman, Jim [D-TX-1] 09/16/1988
Rep. Eckart, Dennis E. [D-OH-11] 09/16/1988
Rep. Neal, Stephen L. [D-NC-5] 09/16/1988
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1] 09/16/1988
Rep. Nielson, Howard C. [R-UT-3] 09/22/1988
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 09/22/1988

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs04/28/1988 Referred to

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Subjects (8)

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Introduced in House (04/28/1988)

Prohibits the Administrator of Veterans Affairs from taking into consideration any payment to any person pursuant to the settlement in the case of In re: "Agent Orange" Product Liability Litigation in determining: (1) eligibility to receive a veterans' pension; (2) the amount of any such pension; or (3) the amount of such person's attributable income for purposes of eligibility for certain medical benefits.