HR 4338 — Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act

Passed House
Passed Senate
Resolving Differences
To President

Introduced by Claudia Tenney on 2017-11-9 • Last action on 2017-11-9

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Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act

This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs, upon request and at U.S. expense, to furnish to a deceased individual in lieu a headstone or marker: (1) an urn to signify the individual's veteran status, in which such individual's remains may be placed at private expense; or (2) a commemorative plaque signifying the individual's veteran status.

A "deceased individual" is an individual: (1) who served in the Armed Forces on or after April 6, 1917; (2) who is eligible for a headstone or marker or would be so eligible but for the date of the individual's death; and (3) whose remains were cremated and placed in a site of interment or inurnment other than a national cemetery, a state veterans' cemetery, a tribal cemetery, or a private cemetery.

We need to recall and recover our own identity. Americans have a great advantage: To renew our country, we only need to remember our values.

President George W. Bush

October 2017