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113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1987

   To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of 
    benefits payable for the burial and funeral expenses of certain 
                               veterans.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 15, 2013

  Ms. Sinema introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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                                 A BILL


 
   To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amount of 
    benefits payable for the burial and funeral expenses of certain 
                               veterans.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Veterans' Dignity and Honor Act''.

SEC. 2. INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF BURIAL AND FUNERAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS.

    (a) Funeral Expenses.--Section 2302(a) of title 38, United States 
Code, is amended by striking ``$300'' and inserting ``$1918''.
    (b) Plot Allowance.--Section 2303(b) of such title is amended by 
striking ``$700'' both places it appears and inserting ``$1150''.
    (c) Death From Service-Connected Disability.--Section 2307 of such 
title is amended by striking ``$2,000'' and inserting ``$6160''.
    (d) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
apply with respect to deaths occurring after the date of the enactment 
of this Act.
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