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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Veterans' Right to Breathe Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a presumption of service connection for certain diseases in veterans who were exposed to burn pits.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
12/12/2018Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
12/12/2018Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
12/12/2018Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
12/12/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (2)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 12/12/2018
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]* 12/12/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs12/12/2018 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs12/12/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (12/12/2018)

Veterans' Right to Breathe Act

This bill provides a presumption of service connection for certain diseases for burn pit-exposed veterans. Under a presumption of service connection, specific disabilities diagnosed in certain veterans are presumed to have been caused by the circumstances of their military service. Health care benefits and disability compensation may then be awarded. A burn pit-exposed veteran is a veteran who was stationed at a location where an open burn pit (an area used for burning solid waste in open air without equipment) was used while deployed on or after September 11, 2001.