H.R.4183 - Recognition of Forgotten Atomic Veterans and their Surviving Spouses Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 11/01/2005)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/06/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4183 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/01/2005)
Recognition of Forgotten Atomic Veterans and their Surviving Spouses Act of 2005 - Directs the Attorney General (AG) to: (1) obtain from files of the Operations Office of the Department of Energy in Nevada records showing the identity of all atomic veterans (those exposed to ionizing radiation or fallout from the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device); (2) locate such veterans; and (3) advise them of the provisions of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, including the right to file a claim thereunder. Requires the AG, with respect to each identified veteran who is deceased, to locate and advise his or her surviving spouse of such Act and their right to file a claim. Directs the AG to assist each such veteran or surviving spouse in filing such a claim.
Expands the number of diseases considered service-connected when appearing in radiation-exposed veterans.