Summary: S.2822 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (12/10/2014)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2014 - Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to study and report to Congress on matters relating to the interring of veterans' unclaimed remains in national cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration, including:

  • the scope of the issues relating to veterans' unclaimed remains, including the estimated number of such remains;
  • the effectiveness of VA procedures for working with persons or entities having custody of unclaimed remains to facilitate the interment of such remains in such cemeteries;
  • state and local laws that affect the Secretary's ability to inter unclaimed veterans' remains in such cemeteries; and
  • recommendations for appropriate legislative or administrative action.