Vets cemetery grants boost approved

Sep 28, 2020

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee favorably reported S. 4511, an omnibus package including my bill, H.R. 5487, increasing federal maintenance funds available for the Marpi vets cemetery and others nationwide. With more veterans choosing burial near home, more state, territorial, and tribal governments in charge of cemeteries are faced with increased operations and maintenance costs. H.R. 5487, the Veterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act, doubles the current grant limit of $5 million for these purposes. The funding helps address the challenges the Commonwealth faces in preventing the defacing of our veterans’ final resting places. S. 4511 now goes to the full Senate for consideration.