Senate Bill 2102
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas SERVICE Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-133 on Jun 7, 2022
Jun 17, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 7, 2022
Origin Chamber
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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
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
March 24, 2022
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S1783-1784)

Supporting Expanded Review for Veterans In Combat Environments Act of 2021 or the SERVICE Act of 2021

This bill expands eligibility for Veterans Health Administration mammography screenings to veterans who served in certain locations during specified periods, including those who were exposed to toxic substances at such locations.

The specified locations and corresponding time periods include

  • Iraq between August 2, 1990, and February 28, 1991, and from March 19, 2003, until burn pits (areas used for burning solid waste in open air without equipment) are no longer used in Iraq;
  • the Southwest Asia theater of operations, including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Qatar, from August 2, 1990, until burn pits are no longer used in such locations;
  • Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, and Yemen from September 11, 2001, until burn pits are no longer used in such locations; and
  • other locations and time periods as determined by the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry.

The bill specifies that the listed locations do not include bodies of water around or airspace above such locations.

Text (3)
Amendments (1)
Mar 24, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 5014
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 18, 2021 4:27:15 AM
Record Updated
Jun 16, 2022 6:46:57 PM