Senate Bill 4384
116th Congress(2019-2020)
K2 Veterans Advocacy Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 30, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 30, 2020
Latest Action
Sep 15, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4384
Congress
116
Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Alaska
Wisconsin
Massachusetts
Minnesota
New Mexico
New Hampshire
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

K2 Veterans Advocacy Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to enter into an agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry to complete a study to identify and assess any causation or correlation between exposure to toxicants at the Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Air Base in Uzbekistan between October 7, 2001, and November 21, 2005, and incidents of cancer or other diseases in members of the Armed Forces.

The bill also expands the definition of an open burn pit, for purposes of the VA's open burn pit registry, to include burn pits located on land in Uzbekistan. A burn pit is an area used for burning solid waste in open air without equipment.

Text (2)
September 15, 2020
Actions (5)
09/15/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 546.
09/15/2020
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Reported by Senator Moran without amendment. Without written report.
08/05/2020
Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/30/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
07/30/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 31, 2020 4:42:08 AM
Updated
Dec 8, 2020 11:37:15 PM