H. Rept. 116-58 1 (2019-05-10)

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                     116TH CONGRESS                                           REPORT
                        1st Session     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES              116-58







                        BLUE WATER NAVY VIETNAM VETERANS ACT OF 2019



                      MAY 10, 2019.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of
                                         the Union and ordered to be printed



                            Mr. TAKANO, from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs,
                                           submitted the following


                                               REPORT

                                               [To accompany H.R. 299]

                       The Committee on Veterans' Affairs, to whom was referred the
                     bill (H.R. 299) to amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify pre-
                     sumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served
                     in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes,
                     having  considered   the same, report    favorably  thereon  with  an
                     amendment and recommend that the bill as amended do pass.

                                                   CONTENTS
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                     A m en dm en t  ..............................................................................................................  2
                     Purpose and Sum m ary   ...........................................................................................  9
                     Background    and  Need  for  Legislation  ...................................................................  9
                     H e arin g s  ...................................................................................................................  16
                     Subcom m ittee  Consideration   ..................................................................................  17
                     C om m ittee  C onsideration  ........................................................................................  17
                     Com m ittee  Correspondence    ....................................................................................  18
                     C om m ittee  V otes  ......................................................................................................  2 1
                     Com m ittee  Oversight  Findings  ...............................................................................  21
                     New Budget Authority and CBO Cost Estimate Committee Cost Estimate ...... 21
                     Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives ....................................  21
                     New Budget Authority, Entitlement Authority, and Tax Expenditures .............           21
                     Earm arks and  Tax  and  Tariff  Benefits  ..................................................................  22
                     Federal M  andates   Statem ent   .................................................................................  22
                     A dvisory  Com m ittee  Statem ent  ..............................................................................  22
                     Constitutional Authority    Statem  ent  ......................................................................  22
                     Applicability  to  Legislative  Branch  ........................................................................  22
                     Statement on Duplication of Federal Programs ....................................................  22
                     Section-by-Section   Analysis  of the  Legislation  ......................................................  22
                     C om m ittee  C ost  E stim ate  .......................................................................................
                     Congressional Budget Office     Estim ate  ...................................................................
                     Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill as Reported ......................................  24


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