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117th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1972

 To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the list of diseases 
associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents for which there is 
  a presumption of service connection for veterans who served in the 
  Republic of Vietnam to include hypertension, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             March 17, 2021

 Mr. Harder of California (for himself and Mr. Stauber) 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 expand the list of diseases 
associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents for which there is 
  a presumption of service connection for veterans who served in the 
  Republic of Vietnam to include hypertension, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act 
of 2021''.

SEC. 2. ADDITION OF ADDITIONAL DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO 
              CERTAIN HERBICIDE AGENTS FOR WHICH THERE IS A PRESUMPTION 
              OF SERVICE CONNECTION FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE 
              REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.

    Section 1116(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, as amended by 
the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283), is amended by adding at the end 
the following new subparagraphs:
            ``(L) Hypertension.
            ``(M) Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined 
        significance.''.
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