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Posted 19 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Please call, email, fax or write to your Congressman/woman and Senators urging them to support this important legislation!!!!

The Blue WAter AO issue is far from over but needs support from anyone who can take the time to contact their congressional and senate representatives.




HR 3612 IH
112th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3612
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 8, 2011
Mr. GIBSON (for himself, Mr. DOGGETT, Mr. WALZ of Minnesota, and Mr. REHBERG) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs
A BILL
To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2011’.

SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF PRESUMPTIONS OF EXPOSURE FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN VICINITY OF REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.
(a) Compensation- Subsections (a)(1) and (f) of section 1116 of title 38, United States Code, are amended by inserting ‘(including the territorial seas of such Republic)’ after ‘served in the Republic of Vietnam’ each place it appears.
(b) Health Care- Section 1710(e)(4) of such title is amended by inserting ‘(including the territorial seas of such Republic)’ after ‘served on active duty in the Republic of Vietnam’.
© Effective Date- The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) shall take effect as of September 25, 1985.

http://www.govtrack....?bill=h112-3612

S 1629 is found here:
http://thomas.loc.go...y/z?d112:s.1629

And more info is here:
http://www.bluewater...lic support.htm