H.R.8300 - A bill to amend the Veterans' Health Programs Extension and Improvement Act of 1979 to require the issuance of guidelines for resolving claims for veterans' benefits based on exposure to the phenoxy herbicide known as Agent Orange during service in the Armed Forces of the United States in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict.96th Congress (1979-1980)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Mica, Daniel Andrew [D-FL-11] (Introduced 10/02/1980)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/02/1980 Referred to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.8300 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (10/02/1980)
Amends the Veterans' Health Programs Extension and Improvement Act of 1979 to direct the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to include in the report to Congress on the Agent Orange Study recommendations for administrative and/or legislative action. Directs the Administrator: (1) not later than 90 days after each such report, to publish in the Federal Register proposed regulations for resolving claims for benefits based on service in the Armed Forces in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam conflict; and (2) on the same day of such publication, to submit to the appropriate congressional committees any recommendations for legislative action pursuant to such guidelines.
Requires the Administrator to publish the final regulations for resolving such claims not later than 90 days after completion of the public review and comment process.