Let this be one more example of Republican lawmakers- who claim continuously that they support our military - not passing basic, commonsense legislation to protect/ assist them. This is a bipartisan bill originally brought up in the 115th Congress, when Republicans held power in all three branches of government. During that time, they managed to prioritize and pass a massive tax overhaul- granting trillions in cuts for already wealthy Americans, to the detriment of the deficit and working class families. Yet, they were "unable" to prioritize and accomplish this in two years? Anyone who still believes Republican politicians are pro-service members: spend a little time watching videos of or listening to Richard Ojeda. Republican politicians are not pro-veteran and active duty members. They're pro-war, pro-military complex (donors). That's why bills like this struggle to pass while bloated military budgets don't. With regard to someone mentioning families would be forced to report the cause of death: seems like that could easily be worked around. The coroner reports the cause of death, and the agency overseeing death records and certificates can forward the information along to an online database. Problem solved.