George J. Mitchell

U.S. Senate : Legislative Records. Veterans' Affairs, 1980-1994.


11 linear feet.
Arranged by subject.
Catalog Number: M202.6.2.15

Description:
Material in this series dates from 1980 through 1994. Files contain research and individual case records on veterans and veterans' issues and track the legislative work of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. The series contains research, studies, reports, background material, memos, bills, draft responses to constituent mail, constituent case files, and correspondence. Many of these files are directly related to the Veterans' Affairs committee, on which Senator Mitchell served throughout his senate years. The mission of this committee is to oversee veterans' compensation, benefits, and pensions; national cemeteries; readjustment to civilian life; veterans' hospitals, medical care, and treatment; and vocational rehabilitation. Significant material documents the history of illnesses and injuries that veterans suffered following wars, as well as problems with the Maine veterans' hospital and other treatment facilities. Files document the increased research and understanding during the 1980s of such important veterans' issues as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and illnesses caused by exposure to toxic substances used in warfare. Some material documents continuing discussion of post-World War II veterans' claims of illness caused by exposure to radiation during nuclear weapons testing at various sites. A large portion of the material documents veterans' claims in the 1980s of illness caused by exposure to Agent Orange, a chemical defoliant used routinely in the Vietnam Conflict. This series also contains the reports of numerous studies and data-gathering surveys, and the legislation enacted in 1988 authorizing benefits to veterans with certain conditions linked to the defoliant. Other issues include legislation enabling the Veterans' Administration to add benefits for subsequently discovered service-related illness, requiring the V.A. to continue gathering data on this issue and to establish a tissue-archiving system for study of health consequences of the Persian Gulf War. Other important issues relating to veterans are veterans' housing, employment, education programs, and services for homeless veterans. Related records concerning the 1989 elevation of Veterans' Affairs director to a cabinet-level post appear in the Governmental Affairsseries. Additional files on health care are in the Health Care series.


Access Restrictions: Restricted until January 3, 2015.

Container List

Boxes 247-255: Steve Hart
Box 400: Heidi Bonner
Box 401: Steven Cunningham


Steve Hart

  • Box 247
    · VA Health care
    · Groups
    · Employment/Job Train
    · 530 Veteran Employment Preference
    · Dept. of Veteran Affairs [2]
    · 531 Education Benefits
    · 1991 Comp COLA [2]
    · Budget [2]
    · 520 Compensation/Pension
    · [Veterans] [2]
    · 584 Veterans Statements
    · FY 93 Budget
    · Drug Costs
    · Health care Personnel [2]
  • Box 248
    · *16.1 Maine
    · "Mission Commission"
    · 18.1 PTSD/Readjustment [2]
    · RHCI
    · 12.0 Home Loan Guarantee
    · 13.0 Judicial Review [2]
    · 18.2 Vet Centers
    · 19.0 SBA Vet Programs
    · *20.0 State Homes
    · 21.1 SVAC
    · 21.2 Togus [2]
    · 23.0 Vietnam
    · 24.0 Women Veterans
    · [Veterans Health care, 1987]
    · Vets/Nominations [1981]
    · [Postal Legislation 1981-1982]
    · Judiciary - General [1980-1981]
  • Box 249
    · Veterans Hrg./Cost Svgs.
    · Vets - General Info. [Memos & Statements 1980-1981]
    · [Veterans - Employment 1981]
    · Veterans (Budget) - September VA Cuts (1982)
    · Vets - Co-sponsorships [1981]
    · [El Salvador 1981] [2]
    · [Neutron Bomb 1981]
    · [Armed Forces 1981] [2]
    · [Defense 1980-1981]
    · Pentagon Spending [1981]
    · Vietnam Veterans Workshop
    · Phoebe Spore
    · Beauchesne
    · Loring/Peace Dividend
    · Hollis Allen
    · PT Home
    · Battle of Normandy Foundation
    · [Veterans]
    · POW/MIA Committee
    · Loring [2]
    · Phoebe Spore [1/2]
  • Box 250
    · Phoebe Spore [2/2]
    · 501 Agent Orange [4]
    · 02.0 Aging Veteran
    · [Veterans] [2]
    · Rob Campbell
    · Togus Consolidations [3]
    · State Veterans Home
    · [Veterans]
    · Offset background
    · [Veterans] [3]
  • Box 251
    · [Veterans]
    · [Veterans]
    · [Veterans] [4]
    · [Veterans] [2]
    · [Veterans]
    · [Veteran's Affairs]
    · [Veterans]
    · 1986 Togus SERP Report
    · [Veterans] [3]
    · Health care to Veterans Living in Geographically Remoe Areas - Parts I & II
    · [Veterans] [3]
  • Box 252
    · [Veterans] [3]
    · Operation Desert Shield [2]
    · Operation Desert Shield: Health-care
    · Operation Desert Shield: Benefits
    · Veterans' Affairs [4]
    · 501.2 Agent Orange/Manza [3]
    · [Ramsdell, Kenneth] [1-4/9]
  • Box 253
    · [Ramsdell, Kenneth] [5-9/9]
    · [Veterans] [5]
    · [Veterans] [3]
    · Neil LeBarge case
    · [Atomic Veterans]
    · Vietnam: Radio First Termer
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
  • Box 254
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
    · Senator Mitchell
    · [Veterans Benefits: Merchant Marine, WWII]
    · [Veterans Affairs]
    · [Spore, Phoebe A.]
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
    · [Beneficiary Travel Amendment]
    · [Income Exclusion for Certain Payments]
    · [Agent Orange] [2]
    · [Veteran Nurses]
    · [Veterans' Affairs] [3]
    · [Veterans' Affairs] [1-4/5]
  • Box 255
    · [Veterans' Affairs] [5/5]
    · [Veterans' "Aid and Attendance" grants]
    · [Veterans' Affairs] [6]
    · [Bangor Vet Center]
    · [Veterans' Affairs] [3]
    · March 14, 1987 2-4 pm re: PTSD - Augusta Hearing Treatment and Compen.
    · [Veterans' Affairs]
    · Veterans and Agents Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam
    · Report of the Special Master on the Distribution of the Agent Orange Settlement Fund [2]


    Heidi Bonner

  • Box 400
    · Health Care Reform [4]
    · Answered Bucks
    · OBRA '93
    · 102nd Congress Issues
    · Per Diem
    · POW/MIA
    · PTSD
    · Radiation
    · Revenue Foregone
    · Tax Issues
    · Togus
    · General dips
    · VFW
    · VETS' Preference
    · [Veterans' Committee- June'92
    · VA Budget
    · Cemeterics
    · COLAS
    · DAV
    · Drugs
    · Merchant Marines
    · OBRA- mentally incompetent vets
    · VA Medical research
    · [Kenneth W. Kizer, M.D.- nomination to be Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs]
    · Miscellaneous
    · Persian Gulf Syndrome
    · 9/23/94 Mark-up


    Steven Cunningham

  • Box 401
    · Veterans: Togus/Liasons
    · Veterans/Agent Orange
    · [Veterans Affairs Mark-up/Health-Care System]
    · G.J.M. 1988- Soviet Union- Jews [2]
    · [Investigation into the April 19th, 1989 Explosion in Turrett II U.S.S. Iowa/ NIS ]
    · [NIS] [2]
    · G.J.M. 1988- Co-sponsorship
    · G.J.M. 1988- Other Letters Signed
    · Ludsin Nomination
    · G.J.M. 1897- Co-sponsorship Bills/Amendments
    · Soviet Human Rights/Emigration- Letters 1987
    · G.J.M. other letters- Sept. 1987-
    · VETS- Rogers Case
    · [John M. Rogers- V.A. Appeal]
    · Vets: Cline Case
    · [John M. Rogers case & Others]
    · Military Service Records- John M. Rogers
    · Military Medical Records- John M. Rogers
    · VA Claim- John M. Rogers
    · VVA-John M. Rogers
    · VA Medical 3/84-4/84- John M. Rogers
    · VA Medical 7/79-3/84- John M. Rogers


    These items below found in this series were removed from the collection.

    · Veterans Compensation: An American Scandal, (Pierremont Press, Shreveport), 1985.
    · Veterans and Agent Orange: Health Effects of Herbicides Used in Vietnam, (National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.), 1994.


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