H.R.3657 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.

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H.R.3657 – To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.

Brief

HR 3657 amends title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide headstones and markers for the graves of spouses and children of veterans who are buried in tribal cemeteries.

‘Based on data from VA, CBO estimates that fewer than 10 additional headstones would be provided by VA each year under H.R. 3657, at an average cost of about $200 per headstone. Enacting H.R. 3657 would not affect revenues.’ – cbo

(Full text of H.R. 3657 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2] (Introduced 08/18/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote

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SENATE

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COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Because burial benefits are paid from mandatory appropriations, enacting H.R. 3657 would increase direct spending; However, CBO estimates that those increases would be insignificant for each year and would total less than $500,000 over the 2018-2027 period.

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  pay-as-you-go procedures apply

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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