IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 5, 2019
Mr. Cotton (for himself, Ms. Hassan, and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
To amend title 10, United States Code, to require a full military honors ceremony for certain deceased veterans, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Full Military Honors Act of 2019.
Full military honors ceremony for certain veterans
Section 1491(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
The Secretary concerned shall provide full military honors (as determined by the Secretary concerned) for the funeral of a veteran who—
is first interred or first inurned in Arlington National Cemetery on or after the date of the enactment of the Full Military Honors Act of 2019;
was awarded the medal of honor or the prisoner-of-war medal; and
is not entitled to full military honors by the grade of that veteran.