Agent Orange Extension Act of 2015

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Introduced in House (07/29/2015)

Agent Orange Extension Act of 2015

This bill extends for two years the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicides, including Agent Orange, with respect to veterans who served in the Republic of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975.

The Agent Orange Act of 1991 is amended to extend for two years the authority of the VA to enter into an agreement with the National Academy of Sciences to evaluate the scientific evidence regarding associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides, including the association between exposure to a herbicide used in U.S. and allied military operations in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam era and each disease suspected to be associated with such exposure.

THIS EXTENSION OF THE BILL THAT OPENED THE DOOR FOR AGENT ORANGE COMPENSATION  IS UP FOR RENEWAL…

Contact your congressional reps. IMMEDIATELY  and let them know that …you vote…this is important to you…and that you are watching to see what action they will take…

Let them know that you feel that it is IMPERATIVE  the bill pass immediately and your next vote will depend on their action or inaction…

CALL TO ACTION

All that is necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing…

CONTACT CONGRESS

 

http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

Click on your state…Find your Senators and Representatives…

Write them a letter…Give their office a call…Send them an e-mail…MAYBE ALL THREE

Watch to see what they do and follow up on your promise to vote accordingly…

 

2 thoughts on “Agent Orange Extension Act of 2015”

  1. I served with a Marine back in the mid 1950’s who stayed around and became a “Lifer,” retiring after more than 20 years. he fought in Vietnam and suffered from exposure to Agent Orange and died as a result of that exposure. During the latter part of his life, his wife became his nurse, help-mate, and much more, because of his infirmities. He did apply to the V.A. and there was some help there, but not hardly enough to ease the suffering due to his problems with Agent Orange.

    I will forward this information to her so she can explore any other benefits he was not informed about and quite possibly may have helped him extend his life just a bit more.

  2. I’m glad they are doing something but the requirements of location and years covered are detrimental to so many veterans.
    As in my case I served 75-78 on Hulbert Field. I spent nearly half my time in the field on Eglin Reservation. Much of that time in the drainage area below the area AO and various Agents were tested. According to the EPA they were applied at 1300 times the rate as anywhere in Vietnam. AO exposure is just that AO exposure. No veteran should be excluded because they don’t fall into a predetermined criteria of location and time.

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