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Dependable Employment and Living Improvements for Veterans Economic Recovery Act

Floor Speech

Date: Dec. 16, 2020
Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. BRINDISI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 7105.

I am proud that this bill includes the Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act, which would require the VA to furnish an urn or a plaque if a deceased eligible veteran was not interred in a traditional cemetery. All veterans deserve to be honored for their service, regardless of how their families choose to lay them to rest.

It is named in honor of Chuck Osier, an Air Force veteran from Sherrill, New York, who passed away in 2015. Because Chuck was not interred in a traditional cemetery, his family could not honor him with a VA-furnished marker.

His widow, Donna, has been working with Members of Congress from central New York for years to get this fixed. I am proud to stand here for Chuck and Donna and finally get this bill passed.

Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to support this important legislation for our Nation's veterans and their families.

Mr. DAVID P. ROE of Tennessee.

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