September 20, 2016 - Issue: Vol. 162, No. 142 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 2nd Session
CHARLES DUNCAN BURIED WITH HONOR ACT OF 2016; Congressional Record Vol. 162, No. 142
(Senate - September 20, 2016)
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[Page S5911] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CHARLES DUNCAN BURIED WITH HONOR ACT OF 2016 Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Veterans' Affairs be discharged from further consideration of S. 3076 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The clerk will report the bill by title. The bill clerk read as follows: A bill (S. 3076) to amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish caskets and urns for burial in cemeteries of States and tribal organizations of veterans without next of kin or sufficient resources to provide for caskets or urns, and for other purposes. There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the bill. Mr. DAINES. Mr. President, I further ask that the Blumenthal amendment, which is at the desk, be agreed to; the bill, as amended, be read a third time and passed, and the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate. The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered. The amendment (No. 5081) was agreed to, as follows: (Purpose: To make a technical correction) On page 2, line 9, insert ``veterans' '' after ``or in a''. The bill (S. 3076), as amended, was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, was read the third time, and passed, as follows: S. 3076 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 ``Charles Duncan Buried with Honor Act of 2016''. SEC. 2. CASKETS AND URNS FOR BURIAL OF CERTAIN VETERANS IN CEMETERIES OF STATES AND TRIBAL ORGANIZATIONS. Section 2306(f) of title 38, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking ``for burial in a national cemetery of a deceased veteran'' and inserting ``for burial of a deceased veteran in a national cemetery or in a veterans cemetery of a State or tribal organization for which the Department has provided a grant under section 2408 of this title''; and (2) in paragraph (2), by striking ``the burial of the veteran in a national cemetery'' and inserting ``such burial''. ____________________