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H.R. 1441: To amend title 38, United States Code, to codify the prohibition against the reservation of gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.

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H.R. 1441 was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars 350,878 Facebook fans 10,548 Twitter followers

This legislation is long overdue. It will finally prohibit, in law, the insider practice of allowing certain high-ranking military members and other VIPs to pre-select their gravesites. This practice was banned by Army policy in 1962 – nearly 50 years ago – yet cemetery administrators continued to arbitrarily allow some to skirt the rules. Burial at Arlington National Cemetery is a tremendous honor that depends on honorable service, not rank. It is obvious that greater accountability and transparency is needed, so we appreciate language in this bill that requires a full audit and a report back to Congress.

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AMVETS 22,710 Facebook fans 2,722 Twitter followers

AMVETS supports H.R. 1441, to amend Title 38, United States Code, to codify the prohibition against the reservation of gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.

Under title 32 U.S.C., Chapter V, Section 553, Subsection 553.18 (a), the present policy of the Department of the Army, only one gravesite is authorized for the burial of a service member and eligible family members. Furthermore, 5553.18(b) states that gravesites may not be reserved. However, it has been brought to attention of AMVETS that “de facto reservations” of plots were still being made in direct ...

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Agent Orange Legacy 10,974 Facebook fans 458 Twitter followers

112th Congress: 2011-2012

To amend title 38, United States Code, to codify the prohibition against the reservation of gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Jon Runyan [R-NJ3]

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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

To amend title 38, United States Code, to codify the prohibition against the reservation of gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery, and for other purposes.

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