Lao and Hmong Veterans' Burial Honors

"The Lao and Hmong Veterans' Burial Honor Bill" S. 200, has been introduced in 2013 in the U.S. Senate by U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski and others. 

U.S. Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) originally introduced the bill in the U.S. House of Representatives in previous sessions of Congress.  In 2012, the bill enjoyed the bipartisan support and co-sponsorship of some 32 Members of the U.S. Congress.

The pending legislation, if enacted by Congress and signed into law by the President, would grant burial honors, and benefits, to some 9,700 surviving Lao and Hmong-American veterans of the "U.S. Secret Army" in Laos. 

Lao- and Hmong-American veterans would be given burial honors at national veterans cemeteries across the United States administered by the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Laos, Hmong Veterans Burial Honors Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Representative Jim Costa (D-California), and a bipartisan coalition in the U.S. Congress, are advancing legislation that would grant burial honors to Lao and Hmong-American veterans of the Vietnam War in Laos, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Policy Analysis (CPPA) and leading Lao and Hmong-American organizations. 


Laos, Hmong Veterans of Vietnam War Honored by Congress with Burial Honors Bill Introduction
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WASHINGTON & FRESNO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twenty-three Members of Congress have introduced legislation to honor Laotian and Hmong veterans who served in combat in