Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Passed House amended (11/16/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on October 26, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Dignified Interment of Our Veterans Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department 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 their interment 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.

(Sec. 3) The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 is amended to limit FY2016 awards and bonuses to $2 million for VA employees who are members of the Senior Executive Service.