H. R. 1863, To require the Secretary of Defense to provide blood testing for firefighters of the Department of Defense to determine potential exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes.

Summary:This bill requires the Department of Defense (DOD) to provide blood testing, during annual physical examinations of DOD firefighters, to determine and document exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Cosponsors (Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 9/17/19.

STATUS: Introduced 3/25/19 by Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1] .

INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:

  • “Military firefighters respond to our nation’s emergencies, but we’re not responding to their health needs. That’s unacceptable,” said Norcross. “Considering the recent trends, our military should take this simple proactive step to add a needed blood test so servicemembers have all of the health information they need.”

    He added: “I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure the military and Administration takes the threat of PFAS seriously – and, until the day comes when our military installations are PFAS-free, we must make sure the brave men and women who risk their lives to protect our country and communities are provided with top-notch, comprehensive health screenings.” (Source: Rep. Norcross, Press Release, 3/21/19)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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