Rep. Watkins' Burial Benefits Bill Gets Its First Hearing in Veterans' Affairs
Congressman Steve Watkins (KS-02) spoke in support of legislation he introduced, H.R. 6060, Veterans Burial Benefit Correction Act, during the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Disability and Memorial Affairs Legislative Hearing.
Congressman Steve Watkins issued the following statement:
"I am honored to testify on one of the bills being considered by the subcommittee, my legislation, H.R. 6060, the Veterans Burial Benefit Correction Act. It is our duty to ensure not only reasonable access to a cemetery, but proper burial and memorialization of our nation's heroes, without adding financial burden to their families. The Veterans Burial Benefit Correction Act is common-sense legislation that creates parity for the OBR benefit and is an important step in ensuring consistent burial benefits."