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H.R. 3278: Veterans Dignified Burial Act

Title: Veterans Dignified Burial Act

Introduced: Jul 29, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Edward "Ed" R. Royce [R-CA39]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.

Summary: Veterans Dignified Burial Act Directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): (1) upon confirming the veteran status of a deceased veteran in the custody of a local medical examiner, funeral director, county service group, or other similar entity, to request from that entity the specific date of the veteran's scheduled interment; and (2) during each 30-day period following the request to repeat it until the entity confirms the scheduled internment date or that the veteran has been interred. Requires the VA, by March 1 of each year, to report to the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees on unclaimed deceased veterans interred after the 30-day period following the initial VA request.


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