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The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 - posted by Doc_B on 7/13/2012

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The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012
http://veterans.house.gov/HR1627

he Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 (H.R. 1627) is a comprehensive, bipartisan, bicameral legislative package to provide for the needs of veterans, their families, and survivors through improved healthcare, housing, education, and memorial services. Designed to meet the challenges veterans face today, H.R. 1627 also expands the accountability and transparency of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ensuring VA is responsible to those it serves—America’s veterans.

Title 1: Healthcare
Camp Lejeune Veterans and Families
Between 1957-1987, some Marines and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to contaminated well water. Veterans and their families who fall ill (or are ill) due to this contamination will be eligible to receive healthcare through VA, for certain medical conditions. For family members, VA will be considered as the “payer of last resort.” (Section 102, S. 277, Sen. Richard Burr)

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re: JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT FOR CERTAIN PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1627, AS AMENDED - posted by Doc_B on 7/13/2012

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This post should have preceded my previous post.
http://1.usa.gov/MrqZdO

JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT FOR CERTAIN PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 1627, AS AMENDED

The Amendment to H.R. 1627, as passed by the House on May 23, 2011, reflects a Compromise Agreement reached by the House and Senate Committees on Veterans’ Affairs (hereinafter, “the Committees”) on provisions within the following bills reported during the 112th Congress: H.R. 1627; S. 277; S. 914; S. 951; H.R. 802; H.R. 1484; H.R. 2074; H.R. 2302; H.R. 2349; H.R. 2433; H.R. 4299; and several free-standing provisions.

S. 277, as amended, was reported favorably out of the Senate Committee on August 1, 2011; S. 914, as amended, was reported favorably out of the Senate Committee on October 11, 2011; and S. 951, as amended, was reported favorably out of the Senate Committee on July 18, 2011 (hereinafter, “Senate Bills”). H.R. 802, as amended, passed the House on June 1, 2011; H.R. 1484, as amended, passed the House on May 31, 2011; H.R. 2074, as amended, passed the House on October 11, 2011; H.R. 2302, as amended, passed the House on October 11, 2011; H.R. 2349, as amended, passed the House on October 11, 2011; and H.R. 2433, as amended, passed the House on October 12, 2011 (hereinafter, “House Bills”).

The Committees have prepared the following explanation of certain provisions contained in the amendment to H.R. 1627, as amended, to reflect a Compromise Agreement between the Committees. Differences between the provisions contained in the Compromise Agreement and the related provisions of the House Bills and the Senate Bills are noted in this document, except for clerical corrections, conforming changes made necessary by the Compromise Agreement, and minor drafting, technical, and clarifying changes.

 
 

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