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Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 38, United States Code, to enact into law eligibility requirements for burial in Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (3)

03/24/1998Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll No. 65).
03/24/1998Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 105-458.
02/12/1998Introduced in House

All Actions (18)

Date Chamber
03/25/1998SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans Affairs.
03/24/1998-5:36pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/24/1998-5:36pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 412 - 0 (Roll No. 65).
03/24/1998-5:27pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1407)
03/24/1998-3:07pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
03/24/1998-2:39pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
03/24/1998-2:39pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1389-1395)
03/24/1998-2:39pmHouseMr. Stump moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/24/1998HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 264.
03/24/1998HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 105-458.
03/11/1998HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
03/11/1998HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/05/1998HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Benefits
03/05/1998HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Benefits
02/24/1998HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Benefits
02/13/1998HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Benefits.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
02/12/1998HouseReferred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
02/12/1998HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (91)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-50]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Brown, Corrine [D-FL-3]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20]* 02/12/1998
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-10]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-28]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1]* 02/12/1998
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 02/26/1998
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 02/26/1998
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 02/26/1998
Rep. Campbell, Tom [R-CA-15] 02/26/1998
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6] 02/26/1998
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 02/26/1998
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 03/05/1998
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1] 03/05/1998
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1] 03/05/1998
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6] 03/05/1998
Rep. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [R-FL-21] 03/05/1998
Rep. Callahan, Sonny [R-AL-1] 03/05/1998
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 03/10/1998
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 03/10/1998
Rep. Jenkins, William L. [R-TN-1] 03/10/1998
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] 03/10/1998
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 03/10/1998
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 03/10/1998
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 03/10/1998
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 03/10/1998
Rep. Metcalf, Jack [R-WA-2] 03/10/1998
Rep. Fossella, Vito [R-NY-13] 03/10/1998
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] 03/10/1998
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 03/10/1998
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 03/10/1998
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 03/10/1998
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 03/10/1998
Rep. Gibbons, Jim [R-NV-2] 03/10/1998
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 03/10/1998
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2] 03/10/1998
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4] 03/10/1998
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 03/11/1998
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 03/11/1998
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 03/11/1998
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 03/11/1998
Rep. Fox, Jon D. [R-PA-13] 03/11/1998
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 03/11/1998
Rep. Smith, Linda [R-WA-3] 03/11/1998
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 03/11/1998
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 03/11/1998
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 03/11/1998
Rep. Redmond, Bill [R-NM-3] 03/11/1998
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 03/11/1998
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 03/18/1998
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3] 03/18/1998
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 03/18/1998
Rep. Sandlin, Max [D-TX-1] 03/18/1998
Rep. Fowler, Tillie [R-FL-4] 03/18/1998
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1] 03/18/1998
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7] 03/18/1998
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] 03/18/1998
Rep. Bateman, Herbert H. [R-VA-1] 03/18/1998
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 03/18/1998
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 03/18/1998
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] 03/18/1998
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4] 03/18/1998
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 03/18/1998
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [D-VA-5] 03/18/1998
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 03/18/1998
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2] 03/18/1998
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 03/18/1998
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 03/18/1998
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 03/18/1998
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 03/18/1998
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 03/24/1998
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 03/24/1998
Rep. Christensen, Jon [R-NE-2] 03/24/1998
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1] 03/24/1998
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 03/24/1998
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 03/24/1998

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Veterans' Affairs02/12/1998 Referred to
03/11/1998 Markup by
03/24/1998 Reported by H. Rept. 105-458
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Benefits02/13/1998 Referred to
02/24/1998 Hearings by
03/05/1998 Markup by
03/05/1998 Reported by
Senate Veterans' Affairs03/25/1998 Referred to

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Passed House amended (03/24/1998)

Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act - Allows the remains of the following persons to be interred at Arlington National Cemetery: (1) any member of the armed forces who dies while on active duty; (2) any retired member and any person who served on active duty and at the time of death was entitled to retired pay (or would have been so entitled but for his or her age); (3) any former member who was separated for physical disability before October 1, 1949, who served on active duty, and who would have been eligible for disability retirement if such provisions had been in effect on such date; (4) any former member whose last active military service was terminated honorably and who has been awarded one of a number of specified military decorations; (5) any former prisoner of war who dies on or after November 30, 1993; (6) the President or any former President; (7) the spouse, surviving spouse, minor child, and, in the discretion of the Cemetery's Superintendent, unmarried adult child of an interred member (but only if buried in the same gravesite); (8) the spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) of a member on active duty if such person dies while the member is on active duty; (9) the individual whose spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) is eligible under (8), above, but only if buried in the same gravesite; (10) the parents of a minor child or unmarried adult child whose remains, based on the parent's eligibility, are already buried in the Cemetery, but only if buried in the same gravesite; (11) the surviving spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) of a member who was lost, buried at sea, or officially determined to be permanently absent in a status of missing or missing in action; and (12) the surviving spouse, minor child, and unmarried adult child (discretionary) of a member buried in a cemetery under the jurisdiction of the American Battle Monuments Commission.

Makes such burial eligibility the exclusive eligibility for Cemetery burial. Prohibits the Secretary of the Army or any other responsible official from considering a request for Cemetery burial made before the death of the individual.

Directs the Secretary to maintain for the public a register of each individual buried in the Cemetery which shall include, for each individual buried there on or after January 1, 1998, a brief description of his or her eligibility for such burial.

Requires the Secretary to publish an updated pamphlet describing Cemetery burial eligibility.

Authorizes the cremated remains of the following persons to be placed in the Cemetery columbarium: (1) a person eligible for burial under this Act; (2) a veteran whose last period of active duty ended honorably; and (3) the spouse, surviving spouse, minor child, or unmarried adult child (discretionary) of such a veteran.

Requires Cemetery gravesites to be appropriately marked. Directs the Secretary to prescribe regulations for the provision of headstones or markers at private expense in lieu of headstones and markers provided in the Cemetery by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Prohibits a memorial or marker from being placed in the Cemetery: (1) unless it commemorates the service of the individual or group whose memory is to be honored by such memorial or marker or a particular military event; or (2) until 25 years after a period of service or a particular military event.