H. R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the resolution on 3/6/19.

STATUS: Introduced 1/8/19 by Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] . The bill passed the House on May 14, 2019, 410 – 0 (Roll no. 203).

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

  • VFW’s concerns. (Source: Carlos Fuentes at cfuentes@vfw.org)
  • MOAA, Other Veterans Groups Ask President Trump to Support Blue Water Navy Legislation. “The letter was signed by MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret), as well as leaders from Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, The American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, and Vietnam Veterans of America.”(Source: Military Officers Association of America)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

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

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