H.R.2848 - Veterans' Religious Freedom Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Poe, Ted [R-TX-2] (Introduced 09/07/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||09/12/2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.2848 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/07/2011)
Veterans' Religious Freedom Act - Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure that: (1) the family members of each veteran who is buried in a national cemetery or is eligible for certain veterans' burial benefits are informed of all options available for the funeral or memorial service for such veteran, and (2) the director of each national cemetery is a qualified veteran.
Prohibits the Secretary from: (1) prescribing regulations to censor or otherwise limit the type of religious speech that may be performed by a member of a veterans service organization at the funeral or memorial service of a veteran, or (2) censoring or otherwise limiting the type of religious speech of private speakers who have been invited to speak on property of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).