Bill Sponsor
House Bill 1191
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Correcting Guam’s History in the PACT Act
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Introduced in House on Feb 24, 2023
Overview
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Feb 24, 2023
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Mar 20, 2023
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1191
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118
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Armed Forces and National Security
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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.
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Summary

Correcting Guam's History in the PACT Act

This bill expands eligibility for a presumption of service-connection for specified diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific conditions diagnosed in certain veterans are presumed to have been caused by the circumstances of their military service. Health care benefits and disability compensation may then be awarded.

Under the bill, service performed in Guam or its territorial waters between August 15, 1958, and July 31, 1980, provides a veteran who has a specified disease that is associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents with eligibility for a presumption of service-connection. (Under current law, the eligible time frame for service in Guam is between January 9, 1962, and July 31, 1980.)

Text (1)
February 24, 2023
Actions (3)
03/20/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
02/24/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
02/24/2023
Introduced in House
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H.R.1191 118 Correcting Guams History in the PACT Act
Public Record
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