On Monday, HCM 2006 which urges Congress to adopt legislation similar to the Toxic Exposure Act of 2015 cleared the Arizona House Rules committee. The bill was sponsored by veteran representatives Richard Andrade, Mark Cardenas, and Noel Campbell.
The bill was cosponsored by reps Kelly Townsend, Larkin, Friese, and Lawrence.
According to the legislative overview, HCM 2006 provides:
1. Urges Congress to adopt legislation that would establish, within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the U.S. armed forces.
2. Directs the Arizona Secretary of State to transmit copies of this Memorial to the President of the U.S. Senate, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and each Member of Congress from the state of Arizona.
H. R. 1769, The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015 was sponsored by Rep. Benishek, Dan [R-MI]. It establishes “in the Department of Veterans Affairs a national center for research on the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions of the descendants of veterans exposed to toxic substances during service in the Armed Forces that are related to that exposure, to establish an advisory board on such health conditions, and for other purposes.”