Text: H.R.4368 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)

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[H.R. 4368 Introduced in House (IH)]







105th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4368

 To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the list of diseases 
  presumed to be service connected with respect to radiation-exposed 
                               veterans.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 31, 1998

  Mr. Evans (for himself, Mr. Filner, Mr. Peterson of Minnesota, Ms. 
 Brown of Florida, Mr. Mascara, Ms. Lee, Ms. Carson, Mr. Abercrombie, 
    Mr. Kennedy of Massachusetts, and Mr. Rodriguez) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' 
                                Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand the list of diseases 
  presumed to be service connected with respect to radiation-exposed 
                               veterans.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Justice for Atomic Veterans Act of 
1998''.

SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF LIST OF DISEASES PRESUMED TO BE SERVICE CONNECTED 
              FOR RADIATION-EXPOSED VETERANS.

    Section 1112(c)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
            ``(P) Lung cancer.
            ``(Q) Bone cancer.
            ``(R) Skin cancer.
            ``(S) Colon cancer.
            ``(T) Posterior subcapsular cataracts.
            ``(U) Non-malignant thyroid nodular disease.
            ``(V) Ovarian cancer.
            ``(W) Parathyroid adenoma.
            ``(X) Tumors of the brain and central nervous system.
            ``(Y) Rectal cancer.''.
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