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H.R. 4335: Servicemember Family Burial Act

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

Under current law, spouses and eligible dependents of active-duty military are not allowed to be buried in a national cemetery if the spouse or dependent dies before the active-duty service-member. H.R. 4335 , the Service-member Family Burial Act would allow the spouses and eligible dependents of active-duty service-members who predecease the service-member to be interred in a national cemetery, if such death occurs before October 1, 2024.

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Luis Correa

Sponsor. Representative for California's 46th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: May 8, 2018
Length: 3 pages

Nov 9, 2017


Passed House (Senate next) on May 7, 2018

This bill passed in the House on May 7, 2018 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.


43% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 9, 2017

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Mar 20, 2018
Considered by Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 7, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4335 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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