H.R.4368 - Justice for Atomic Veterans Act of 1998105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] (Introduced 07/31/1998)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||08/12/1998 Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 105th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4368 Introduced in House (IH)] 105th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4368 To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the list of diseases presumed to be service connected with respect to radiation-exposed veterans. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 31, 1998 Mr. Evans (for himself, Mr. Filner, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Ms. Brown of Florida, Mr. Mascara, Ms. Lee, Ms. Carson, Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts, and Mr. Rodriguez) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the list of diseases presumed to be service connected with respect to radiation-exposed veterans. 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 ``Justice for Atomic Veterans Act of 1998''. SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF LIST OF DISEASES PRESUMED TO BE SERVICE CONNECTED FOR RADIATION-EXPOSED VETERANS. Section 1112(c)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(P) Lung cancer. ``(Q) Bone cancer. ``(R) Skin cancer. ``(S) Colon cancer. ``(T) Posterior subcapsular cataracts. ``(U) Non-malignant thyroid nodular disease. ``(V) Ovarian cancer. ``(W) Parathyroid adenoma. ``(X) Tumors of the brain and central nervous system. ``(Y) Rectal cancer.''. <all>