H.R. 2642 (111th): Veterans Missing in America Act of 2009

May 21, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on May 21, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

May 21, 2009
Patrick “Pat” Tiberi
Representative for Ohio's 12th congressional district
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May 21, 2009
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2051 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 26, 2011

Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to assist in the identification of unclaimed and abandoned human remains to determine if any such remains are eligible for burial in a national cemetery, and for other purposes.


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10 cosponsors (5D, 5R) (show)

House Veterans' Affairs

Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Veterans Missing in America Act of 2009 - Recognizes the tireless work and dedication of the Missing in America Project, in conjunction with numerous veterans service organizations, in identifying unclaimed remains of veterans.
Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to cooperate with such organizations to assist entities in possession of unclaimed or abandoned human remains in determining if any such remains are the remains of veterans or other individuals eligible for burial in a national cemetery.
Requires the Secretary, upon a positive determination with respect to any such remains, to provide for and cover the cost of the burial and funeral expenses if the Secretary determines that:
(1) there is no next of kin or other person claiming the remains; and
(2) there are no other sufficient resources to cover such expenses.
Directs the Secretary to establish a publicly accessible database of the names of any veteran or other individual so identified.

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