- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house Passed December 10th, 2018Passed by Voice Vote
- The senate Passed March 1st, 2018Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Veterans' AffairsIntroducedDecember 19th, 2017
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A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide certain burial benefits for spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries, and for other purposes.
(Sec. 1) This bill directs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), upon request, to provide headstones and markers for: (1) the unmarked graves of veterans' spouses, surviving spouses, and children (including unmarried adult children at the VA's discretion) who are buried in a veterans cemetery owned by a tribal organization or on land owned by or held in trust for a tribal organization; and (2) placement in a veterans cemetery owned by a tribal organization or on tribal land owned by or held in trust by a tribal organization for veterans, spouses, surviving spouses, and eligible dependent children whose remains are unavailable.