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Burn Pits Accountability Act

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A bill to direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments, separation history and physical examinations, and other assessments an evaluation of whether a member of the Armed Forces has been exposed to open burn pits or toxic airborne chemicals, and for other purposes.

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Date Actions Overview
01/17/2019Introduced in Senate

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Date All Actions
01/17/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (46)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] 01/24/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 02/12/2019
Sen. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN] 02/12/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 02/25/2019
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 03/25/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 05/09/2019
Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] 05/16/2019
Sen. Rounds, Mike [R-SD] 05/16/2019
Sen. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT] 06/05/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 06/05/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 06/11/2019
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] 06/11/2019
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX] 06/19/2019
Sen. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND] 09/10/2019
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI] 09/17/2019
Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA] 11/13/2019
Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] 11/13/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] 11/20/2019
Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL] 12/04/2019
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO] 12/17/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Armed Services01/17/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/17/2019)

Burn Pits Accountability Act

This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) and the military departments to evaluate whether each member of the Armed Forces has been (1) based or stationed where an open air burn pit was used to dispose of waste, or (2) exposed to toxic airborne chemicals. Members located where an open burn pit was used or exposed to toxic airborne chemicals must be enrolled in the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, unless the member elects not to enroll.

The evaluations must be included in periodic health assessments, physical exams conducted immediately prior to separation from active duty, and deployment assessments.

DOD must share the results of the evaluations with the Department of Veterans Affairs.