Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
01/30/2020          

Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020

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01/30/2020 Introduced in House Open
01/30/2020 Introduced in House Open

            




116 HR 5739 IH: Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020
U.S. House of Representatives
2020-01-30
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I116th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 5739IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESJanuary 30, 2020Ms. Velázquez (for herself, Mr. Katko, Mr. Serrano, Mr. Suozzi, Mrs. Radewagen, Mr. Engel, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Quigley, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, and Ms. Jayapal) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' AffairsA BILLTo amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a presumption of service-connection of disabilities relating to blast exposures with respect to disability compensation payments by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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Short title
This Act may be cited as the Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020.
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Presumption of service-connection of disabilities relating to blast exposure
Section 1112 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: (d)For the purposes of section 1110 of this title, and subject to the provisions of section 1113 of this title, an injury or illness of a veteran that is associated with a blast exposure by the veteran during active military, naval, or air service shall be considered to have been incurred in or aggravated during such active military, naval, or air service, notwithstanding that there is no record of evidence of such injury or illness during a period of such service..

Picture Name From Date Type
Nydia Velazquez D-NY 01/30/2020 Sponsor
Don Young R-AK 03/11/2020 Cosponsor
Susan Wild D-PA 03/11/2020 Cosponsor
Rashida Tlaib D-MI 05/05/2020 Cosponsor
Scott Tipton R-CO 03/11/2020 Cosponsor
Thomas Suozzi D-NY 01/30/2020 Cosponsor
W Steube R-FL 03/13/2020 Cosponsor
Christopher Smith R-NJ 01/30/2020 Cosponsor
Albio Sires D-NJ 02/25/2020 Cosponsor
Mikie Sherrill D-NJ 05/05/2020 Cosponsor
Jose Serrano D-NY 01/30/2020 Cosponsor
Aumua Radewagen R-AS 01/30/2020 Cosponsor
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Date Branch Action
02/07/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
01/30/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.Action By: House of Representatives
01/30/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5739. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/30/2020) Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020 This bill establishes a Department of Veterans Affairs presumption of service-connection for a veteran's injury or illness associated with a blast exposure during active military, naval, or air service in spite of there being no record of the injury or illness during a period of service. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific diseases or 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.
There is one summary for H.R.5739. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/30/2020) Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020 This bill establishes a Department of Veterans Affairs presumption of service-connection for a veteran's injury or illness associated with a blast exposure during active military, naval, or air service in spite of there being no record of the injury or illness during a period of service. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific diseases or 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.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/30/2020) Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020 This bill establishes a Department of Veterans Affairs presumption of service-connection for a veteran's injury or illness associated with a blast exposure during active military, naval, or air service in spite of there being no record of the injury or illness during a period of service. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific diseases or 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.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (01/30/2020) Blast Exposure Protection Act of 2020 This bill establishes a Department of Veterans Affairs presumption of service-connection for a veteran's injury or illness associated with a blast exposure during active military, naval, or air service in spite of there being no record of the injury or illness during a period of service. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific diseases or 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.
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