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H.R. 3657 (115th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain burial benefits for spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries, and for other purposes.

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3657, as amended, would authorize the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide headstones and markers to eligible spouses and dependents who are interred in tribal veterans’ cemeteries.

Under current law, the VA may provide, upon request, markers or headstones for the graves of spouses, surviving spouses, and dependent children of veterans who are interred in national cemeteries or state veterans’ cemeteries. H.R. 3657, as amended, would extend this benefit to eligible dependents interred in a tribal veterans’ cemetery.

Sponsor and status

Bruce Poliquin

Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 7, 2017
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Aug 18, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

S. 2248: Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 31, 2018. (compare text)
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History

Aug 18, 2017
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2017
 
Considered by Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

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Oct 12, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 6, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 6, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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H.R. 3657 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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