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H.R. 3065: Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 3, 2019 (Introduced).


I

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3065

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 3, 2019

(for himself, Mr. Norcross, Ms. Escobar, and Mr. Trone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Defense to provide travel to Dover Air Force Base for family members of members of the Armed Forces who die outside of the United States but not in a theater of combat operations so the family may receive the remains of the deceased, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fallen Heroes Family Travel Act of 2019.

2.

Transportation of remains of casualties; travel expenses for next of kin

(a)

Transportation for remains of a member who dies not in a theater of combat operations

Section 562 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 (Public Law 109–364; 10 U.S.C. 1482 note) is amended—

(1)

in the heading, by striking dying in a theater of combat operations; and

(2)

in subsection (a), by striking in a combat theater of operations and inserting outside of the United States.

(b)

Transportation for family

The Secretary of Defense shall revise Department of Defense Instruction 1300.18 to extend travel privileges via Invitational Travel Authorization to family members of members of the Armed Forces who die outside of the United States and whose remains are returned to the United States through the mortuary facility at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware.