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116th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5590

To amend title 38, United States Code, to treat certain individuals who 
 served in Vietnam as a member of the armed forces of the Republic of 
    Korea as a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States for 
purposes of the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans 
                                Affairs.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 13, 2020

 Mr. Cisneros (for himself, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Gomez, Mr. Kim, Ms. Meng, 
Mr. Pascrell, and Ms. Judy Chu of California) introduced the following 
     bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to treat certain individuals who 
 served in Vietnam as a member of the armed forces of the Republic of 
    Korea as a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States for 
purposes of the provision of health care by the Department of Veterans 
                                Affairs.

    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 ``Korean American Vietnam Allies Long 
Overdue for Relief Act'' or the ``Korean American VALOR Act''.

SEC. 2. PROVISION OF HEALTH CARE BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS WHO 
              SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA.

    Section 109 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding 
at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(d)(1) Any person described in paragraph (2) shall be entitled to 
hospital and domiciliary care and medical services within the United 
States under chapter 17 of this title to the same extent as if the 
service described in such paragraph had been performed in the Armed 
Forces of the United States.
    ``(2) A person described in this paragraph is a person whom the 
Secretary determines meets the following criteria:
            ``(A) The person served in Vietnam as a member of the armed 
        forces of the Republic of Korea at any time during the period 
        beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, or 
        such other period as determined appropriate by the Secretary 
        for purposes of this subsection.
            ``(B) The person became a citizen of the United States on 
        or after the date on which such service in the armed forces of 
        the Republic of Korea ended.''.
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