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House Veterans' Affairs Committee Issues Report on Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act

May 15, 2019 - Targeted News Service

WASHINGTON, May 15 -- The House Veterans' Affairs Committee issued a report (H.Rpt. 116-58) on legislation (H.R. 299) to amend title 38, U.S. Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of Vietnam. The report was advanced by Rep. Mark Takano (D-California, on May 10.

Excerpts of the report follow:

Purpose and Summary

H.R. 299, as amended, would, effective January 1, 2020, extend the presumption of exposure for purposes o...