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Reported to House amended, Part I (05/24/2016)

Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2016

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to select a VA medical center to serve as the national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the biological children or grandchildren of individuals exposed to toxic substances while serving as members of the Armed Forces that are related to such exposure.

The bill requires: (1) the Department of Defense (DOD) or the head of a federal agency to make available to the VA for review records held by DOD, an Armed Force, or that federal agency that might assist the VA in making determinations regarding individuals and descendents afflicted with an exposure-related health condition; (2) the VA and DOD or such agency head to jointly establish a mechanism for VA review of records; and (3) the national center to employ at least one licensed clinical social worker to coordinate access of individuals to appropriate social and health care programs and to handle case management.

(Sec. 4) The VA shall establish an Advisory Board to oversee and assess the national center and to advise the VA regarding the center's work.

The board shall report on its recommendations at least once a year.

(Sec. 5) DOD shall: (1) conduct a declassification review to determine what information may be made publicly available related to any known incident in which at least 100 members of the Armed Forces were exposed to a toxic substance that resulted in at least one case of a disability that an occupational medicine specialist has determined to be credibly associated with such substance; and (2) make such information available consistent with national security and limited to information necessary for determining whether an individual was exposed to such substance, the severity of exposure, and any potential health conditions resulting from such exposure.

(Sec. 6) The VA shall conduct a national outreach and education campaign directed toward members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and their family members to communicate information on: (1) incidents of exposure of members of the Armed Forces to toxic substances, health conditions resulting from such exposure, and potential long-term effects; and (2) the national center for individuals eligible to participate in national center studies.

DOD and the Department of Health and Human Services shall assist the VA in implementing such campaign.

(Sec. 7) No additional funds are authorized to carry out this bill.

Actions Overview (3)

05/24/2016 Committee on Armed Services discharged.
05/24/2016 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 114-592, Part I.
04/14/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

05/24/2016 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 460.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/24/2016 Committee on Armed Services discharged.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/24/2016 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 114-592, Part I.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
02/25/2016 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
02/25/2016 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Markup report CQ
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
02/25/2016 Subcommittee on Health Discharged.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
08/13/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Action By: House Armed Services
05/15/2015 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote .
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
05/15/2015 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. Markup report CQ
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
04/23/2015 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health
04/22/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
04/14/2015 Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2015 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2015 Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/14/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (3)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House:

Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2016

Short Titles as Introduced:

Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions, and for other purposes.

Subjects (16)

  • Advisory bodies
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Executive agency funding and structure
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • Health facilities and institutions
  • Health information and medical records
  • Health promotion and preventive care
  • Intelligence activities, surveillance, classified information
  • Medical research
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Transportation costs
  • Veterans' medical care

Cosponsors (201)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-17]* 04/14/2015
Rep. Esty, Elizabeth H. [D-CT-5]* 04/14/2015
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] 04/21/2015
Rep. Pingree, Chellie [D-ME-1] 04/21/2015
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 04/21/2015
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 04/21/2015
Rep. Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3] 04/21/2015
Rep. Zeldin, Lee M. [R-NY-1] 04/21/2015
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 04/22/2015
Rep. Latta, Robert E. [R-OH-5] 04/22/2015
Rep. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8] 04/22/2015
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 04/28/2015
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 04/28/2015
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3] 04/28/2015
Rep. Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6] 04/28/2015
Rep. Ross, Dennis A. [R-FL-15] 04/29/2015
Rep. Jolly, David [R-FL-13] 04/29/2015
Rep. Costello, Ryan A. [R-PA-6] 04/29/2015
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 04/29/2015
Rep. Cook, Paul [R-CA-8] 04/30/2015
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 04/30/2015
Rep. Rothfus, Keith J. [R-PA-12] 05/12/2015
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-22] 05/12/2015
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-14] 05/12/2015
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16] 05/13/2015
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 05/13/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 05/13/2015
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] 05/19/2015
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2] 05/19/2015
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 05/20/2015
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 05/20/2015
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-17] 05/22/2015
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3] 06/01/2015
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3] 06/01/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 06/01/2015
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 06/01/2015
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 06/02/2015
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 06/02/2015
Rep. Polis, Jared [D-CO-2] 06/02/2015
Rep. Collins, Chris [R-NY-27] 06/02/2015
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9] 06/03/2015
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 06/03/2015
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 06/03/2015
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1] 06/09/2015
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 06/09/2015
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] 06/09/2015
Rep. Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3] 06/16/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 06/16/2015
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 06/16/2015
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] 06/16/2015
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5] 06/17/2015
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] 06/17/2015
Rep. Pierluisi, Pedro R. [D-PR-At Large] 06/23/2015
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2] 06/23/2015
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 06/23/2015
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 06/23/2015
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14] 06/24/2015
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17] 06/25/2015
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8] 07/07/2015
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 07/07/2015
Rep. Carney, John C., Jr. [D-DE-At Large] 07/07/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 07/07/2015
Rep. Rouzer, David [R-NC-7] 07/07/2015
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 07/07/2015
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3] 07/10/2015
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 07/10/2015
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 07/10/2015
Rep. McKinley, David B. [R-WV-1] 07/10/2015
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 07/10/2015
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 07/10/2015
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 07/13/2015
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 07/21/2015
Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52] 07/23/2015
Rep. Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7] 07/23/2015
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11] 09/08/2015
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 09/08/2015
Rep. Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Boustany, Charles W., Jr. [R-LA-3] 09/08/2015
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 09/08/2015
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 09/08/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 09/08/2015
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/08/2015
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 09/08/2015
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2] 09/08/2015
Rep. Murphy, Patrick [D-FL-18] 09/08/2015
Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1] 09/08/2015
Rep. Cole, Tom [R-OK-4] 09/09/2015
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6] 09/09/2015
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 09/11/2015
Rep. Ashford, Brad [D-NE-2] 09/16/2015
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 09/16/2015
Rep. Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7] 09/16/2015
Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2] 09/18/2015
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] 09/18/2015
Rep. Rigell, E. Scott [R-VA-2] 09/25/2015
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15] 09/25/2015
Rep. Gibson, Christopher P. [R-NY-19] 09/28/2015
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-9] 09/29/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Evan H. [R-WV-3] 09/29/2015
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 10/01/2015
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 10/06/2015
Rep. Tonko, Paul [D-NY-20] 10/06/2015
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 10/06/2015
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-24] 10/06/2015
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large] 10/20/2015
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 10/20/2015
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 10/20/2015
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 10/20/2015
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 10/20/2015
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-3] 10/21/2015
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 10/21/2015
Rep. Clawson, Curt [R-FL-19] 10/23/2015
Rep. Hanna, Richard L. [R-NY-22] 10/27/2015
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21] 11/02/2015
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 11/02/2015
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] 11/02/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 11/02/2015
Rep. Edwards, Donna F. [D-MD-4] 11/05/2015
Rep. Wagner, Ann [R-MO-2] 11/05/2015
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 11/05/2015
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 11/05/2015
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 11/16/2015
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 11/16/2015
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 11/16/2015
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 11/16/2015
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8] 11/16/2015
Rep. Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2] 11/16/2015
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 11/18/2015
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 11/18/2015
Rep. Nugent, Richard B. [R-FL-11] 11/18/2015
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 11/19/2015
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 12/03/2015
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15] 12/07/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 12/08/2015
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2] 12/09/2015
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 12/09/2015
Rep. Donovan, Daniel M., Jr. [R-NY-11] 12/09/2015
Rep. Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4] 12/10/2015
Rep. Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2] 12/10/2015
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 12/10/2015
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 12/10/2015
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 12/16/2015
Rep. Bishop, Mike [R-MI-8] 12/16/2015
Rep. Hill, J. French [R-AR-2] 12/16/2015
Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] 12/18/2015
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8] 12/18/2015
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 01/05/2016
Rep. Reed, Tom [R-NY-23] 01/05/2016
Rep. Griffith, H. Morgan [R-VA-9] 01/08/2016
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 01/13/2016
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 01/13/2016
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 02/02/2016
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 02/02/2016
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 02/02/2016
Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14] 02/02/2016
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 02/02/2016
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 02/02/2016
Rep. Lujan Grisham, Michelle [D-NM-1] 02/02/2016
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 02/02/2016
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 02/02/2016
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 02/02/2016
Rep. Wenstrup, Brad R. [R-OH-2] 02/04/2016
Rep. Carter, Earl L. "Buddy" [R-GA-1] 02/04/2016
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 02/09/2016
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 02/09/2016
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13] 02/10/2016
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 02/23/2016
Rep. Grayson, Alan [D-FL-9] 02/23/2016
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 02/23/2016
Rep. Joyce, David P. [R-OH-14] 02/23/2016
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 02/23/2016
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4] 02/23/2016
Rep. Abraham, Ralph Lee [R-LA-5] 02/26/2016
Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] 03/02/2016
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 03/02/2016
Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2] 03/02/2016
Rep. Ribble, Reid J. [R-WI-8] 03/17/2016
Rep. Renacci, James B. [R-OH-16] 03/17/2016
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7] 03/17/2016
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-5] 03/17/2016
Rep. MacArthur, Thomas [R-NJ-3] 03/21/2016
Rep. Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3] 03/21/2016
Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] 03/21/2016
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-13] 03/23/2016
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 03/23/2016
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 04/13/2016
Rep. Emmer, Tom [R-MN-6] 04/13/2016
Rep. Harper, Gregg [R-MS-3] 04/13/2016
Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] 04/14/2016
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1] 04/15/2016
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15] 04/18/2016
Rep. Curbelo, Carlos [R-FL-26] 04/18/2016
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2] 04/27/2016
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1] 04/27/2016
Rep. Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5] 04/27/2016
Rep. Walden, Greg [R-OR-2] 05/13/2016
Rep. Miller, Candice S. [R-MI-10] 05/13/2016
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 05/13/2016

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs04/14/2015 Referred to
02/25/2016 Markup by
05/24/2016 Reported by H. Rept. 114-592
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Health04/22/2015 Referred to
04/23/2015 Hearings by
05/15/2015 Markup by
05/15/2015 Reported by
02/25/2016 Discharged from
House Armed Services04/14/2015 Referred to
05/24/2016 Discharged from
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel08/13/2015 Referred to

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