H.R.3794 - Recognition of Forgotten Atomic Veterans and their Surviving Spouses Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 10/10/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 11/02/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3794 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/10/2007)
Recognition of Forgotten Atomic Veterans and their Surviving Spouses Act of 2007 - 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. Directs 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.