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H.R. 307: To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include the KIA, MIA, and POW acronyms on headstones and markers furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs.


The text of the bill below is as of Jan 13, 2021 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 307

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 13, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to include the KIA, MIA, and POW acronyms on headstones and markers furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

1.

Inclusion of KIA, MIA, and POW acronyms on headstones and markers furnished by Department of Veterans Affairs

Section 2306(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by striking A headstone or marker furnished and inserting (1) A headstone or marker furnished; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(2)
(A)

The Secretary shall permit the following acronyms to be included on a headstone or marker under subsection (a), (b), or (d) of this section:

(i)

KIA for an individual killed in action.

(ii)

MIA for an individual who was missing in action.

(iii)

POW for an individual who was a prisoner of war.

(B)

The Secretary may not count an acronym included on a headstone or marker under subparagraph (A) towards any character or line limit for such headstone or marker.

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