Current Legislation Legislative Contacts Communicating with Congress  


Legislation Rolling Thunder Inc. National will be promoting:

H.R. 1019 - Rep. Panetta D-CA-20 - Full Military Honors Act of 2019, (Introduced 02/06/2019), House Armed Services Committee

H.R. 712/S. 179 - Rep. Correa D-CA-46/ Sen. Tester D-MT - To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to carry out a clinical trial of the effects of cannabis on certain health outcomes of adults with chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder, and for other purposes.

H.R. 663/S. 191 - Rep. Gabbard D-HI-2/Sen. Klobuchar D-MN - Burn Pit Accountability Act - To direct the Secretary of Defense to include in periodic health assessments, separation history and physical examinations, and other assessments an evaluation of whether a member of the Armed Forces has been exposed to open burn pits or toxic airborne chemicals, and for other purposes.

S. 514 - Sen. Tester D-MT - A bill to amend title 39, United States Code, to improve the benefits and services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs to women veterans, and for other purposes.

H.R. 326 - Rep. Lee D-CA-13 - Victims of Agent Orange Relief Act of 2019 - To direct the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide assistance for individuals affected by exposure to Agent Orange, and for other purposes.

H.R. 1579/S. 693 - Rep. Bergman R-MI-1, Rep. Pappas D-NH-1/Sen. Warren D-MA - National POW/MIA Flag Act would require the POW/MIA flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol, White House, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, every national cemetery, the buildings containing the official offices of the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, office of the Director of the Selective Service System, each major military installation (as designated by the Secretary of Defense), each Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, and each United States Postal Service post office.

Legislation to be reintroduced in the 116th Congress which we will be pushing:

H.R. 5945 - Corey Adams Searchlight Act Would Create “Green Alert” to Help Find Missing At-Risk Veterans

Here are a few websites and resources that might assist in researching and gathering information about Bills/Resolutions, POW/MIA issues, Department of Veterans Affairs, members of both the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs and Armed Services and Congress in general:
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
United States Senate Committee on Armed Services
United States House Committee on Armed Services
Defense Prisoner of War * Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) and Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC)
US Dept. of VA (Veterans' Benefits Admin. Reports)
House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk
United States Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121
Bill Status (United States House of Representatives) 202-225-1772
Bill Records (United States Senate) 202-224-2120



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