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• /IDBF@J: The Peisian uulf Wai veteians Act of 1998 cieateu an inuepenuent
oveisight bouy, the Reseaich Auvisoiy Committee on uulf Wai veteians'
Illnesses (RAC-uWvI), to evaluate the effectiveness of feueial uulf Wai health
ieseaich anu to pioviue auvice anu iecommenuations to the feueial goveinment
anu Congiess on ueveloping effective tieatments.
• ,AAK: This necessaiy iemeuial legislation is the fiist upuate to that lanumaik
legislation. It ieflects lessons leaineu since that time anu will significantly
enhance anu stiengthen feueial uulf Wai health ieseaich.
• LMA@MIAN: The fiist two-thiius of the bill iestiuctuies anu stiengthens the RAC.
The lattei thiiu of the bill ieuiiects vA to fulfill specifieu, pieviously statutoiily-
manuateu health ieseaich ielateu to uulf Wai, 0IF, anu 0EF veteians that vA has
faileu to conuuct.
• '<BCF@D: R).#": BvAC 0veisight & Investigations Chaii Rep. Nike Coffman (R-
C0) anu Ranking Nembei Rep. Ann Kiikpatiick (B-AZ), BvAC Ranking Nembei
Rep. Nike Nichauu (R-NE). G"+$,": TBB.
• OFDB: Expecteu to be %"A"+.">+".,%$/ because it uses the existing RAC buuget.
• -<PPF@BAK QJ; vFW, ANvETS, vvA, veteians foi Common Sense, Seigeant
Sullivan Centei, National vietnam & uulf Wai Coalition, Inuepenuent Buuget
vS0's (IBvS0's).
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• /IDBF@J; Began in FYu6, in iesponse to uemonstiateu neeu foi a tieatment-
focuseu uWI meuical ieseaich piogiam outsiue of vA.
• ,AAK: The Institute of Neuicine (I0N) anu the RAC have both founu that
effective tieatments foi uulf Wai Illness can likely be founu with a sustaineu
feueial ieseaich effoit. This Congiessionally-uiiecteu piogiam must be
specifically funueu each yeai, oi it will uie on the vine.
• $<RKIRY #AMA=; Last yeai's funuing (FY14, which was the same as FY1S): $2u
million. The Senate is seeking slight inciease ovei last yeai's funuing level. This
is still a veiy small piogiam by ieseaich stanuaius.
• -<EEADDAD: Founu the fiist tieatment that helps some uWI symptoms: CoQ1u.
• )A@J :I>>A@ARB >@FG )'; 0nique, tieatment-focuseu piogiam. vA funus only vA
ieseaicheis; CBNRP funus any qualifieu ieseaichei, with special emphasis on
bioau, uiveise, inteiuisciplinaiy ieseaich collaboiations.
• -<PPF@BAK QJ; Ameiican Legion, vFW, BAv, ANvETS, vvA, veteians foi
Common Sense, Seigeant Sullivan Centei, Inuepenuent Buuget vS0's (IBvS0's),
National vietnam & uulf Wai Coalition. The Inuepenuent Buuget veteians
Seivice 0iganizations (IBvS0s, composeu of ANvETS, BAv, PvA, vFW, anu SS
othei oiganizations that seive veteians) iepoit that the uWI CBNRP, "has maue
gieat stiiues in the shoit time it has been opeiating."
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• /L"-*: Nichauu-Roe Beai Colleague gaineieu 69 Bouse cosigneis, the
laigest numbei evei (iequesting the necessaiy iesouices). Now awaiting
Befense Appiopiiations Subcommittee "maikup".
• -*,'+*: Rockefellei-Baluwin Beai Colleague cuiiently seeking Senate
cosigneis (Requesting $2S million foi FY1S). Fiist cosignei was Senate
veteians' Affaiis Committee (SvAC) Chaii Sen. Beinie Sanueis (I-vT). Staff
Contacts: Seth uainei in Sen. Rockefellei's office, oi Banielle uilliam-Nooie
in Sen. Baluwin's office. :*':#0,*; T?J 1
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Theie is not yet a memoiial to commemoiate the seivice of the veteians of the 1991
uulf Wai, a major coalition victory that resulted in the removal of all Iraqi forces
from Kuwait, at a loss of 293 U.S. troops who died in theater, including 148 KIAs.
This bill woulu authoiize a piivately funueu memoiial on feueial lanu in BC.
• O<@@ARB -B?B<D; G""C:+= E;;:,:)+$/ N)#7)+#)%#9 E*$:,:+= T/))% E&,:)+D /L"-*:
Authoieu by Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) + 1u7 cosponsois; iepoiteu out of Committee
(amenueu). -*,'+*: Authoieu by Sen. }ohn Boozman (R-TN) anu Sen. }oe
Bonnelly (B-IN); iepoiteu out of committee without amenument.

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