Text: H.R.3926 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/26/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3926


To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces and veterans.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 26, 2009

Mr. Boswell (for himself, Mr. Walz, Mr. Hall of New York, Mr. LoBiondo, Mrs. Dahlkemper, Mr. Braley of Iowa, and Mr. Loebsack) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to jointly conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces and 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 “Armed Forces Breast Cancer Research Act”.

SEC. 2. Study on breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

(a) Study.—The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly conduct a study on the incidence of breast cancer among members of the Armed Forces (including members of the National Guard and Reserve components) and veterans. Such study shall include the following:

(1) A determination of the number of the members and veterans diagnosed with breast cancer.

(2) A determination of demographic information regarding such members and veterans, including—

(A) race;

(B) ethnicity;

(C) sex;

(D) age;

(E) possible exposure to hazardous elements or chemical or biological agents (including any vaccines) and where such exposure occurred;

(F) the locations of duty stations that such member or veteran was assigned;

(G) the locations in which such member or veteran was deployed; and

(H) the geographic area of residence prior to deployment.

(3) An analysis of breast cancer treatments received by such members and veterans.

(4) Other information the Secretaries consider necessary.

(b) Report.—Not later than 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall jointly submit to Congress a report containing the results of the study required under subsection (a).