H.R. 1548 was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 and signed into law by President Joseph Biden on December 29, 2022.
This bipartisan bill expands the presumption of exposure to the Agent Orange for Vietnam War veterans who were deployed to certain areas in Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975. This new presumption of service-connection will allow these Vietnam War veterans to more easily access the care and disability benefits more easily they deserve.
H.R. 2569 was included in the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 and signed into law by President Joseph Biden on August 10, 2022.
This bipartisan bill directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, to establish or designate a laboratory to conduct research on premise plumbing in relation to water safety, security, efficiency, sustainability, and resilience; conduct an organizational review of all research and other activities related to premise plumbing conducted by federal entities; and appoint one or more officers or employees of NIST to liaise with nonfederal entities that are conducting research or other activities related to premise plumbing.
H.R. 5511 was included in the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act and signed into law by President Joseph Biden on August 9, 2022.