Federal - HR 4336

Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Restoration Act of 2016

Introduced

January 6, 2016

Description

This bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the burial of the cremated remains of women who served as Air Force Service Pilots in Arlington National Cemetery.These 1,102 women piloted every kind of military aircraft, and logged 60 million miles flying missions across the United States.  

Our Position

Support

Commentary

These women, who served our nation so honorably, risked their lives, and were awarded Congressional Gold Medals, deserve to be laid to rest among our nations patriots in Arlington National Cemetery.

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 191

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  • May 20, 2016 — Became Public Law, PL 114-158, 130 Stat. 394. Congressional Record p. D577

  • May 20, 2016 — Signed by the president. Congressional Record p. H4273

  • May 12, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2748

  • May 12, 2016 — Enrolled measure signed in the House. Congressional Record p. H2333

  • May 11, 2016 — Measure cleared for the president. Congressional Record p. H2254

  • May 11, 2016 — Measure passed in the House via motion to concur, by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2254

  • May 11, 2016 — Abraham, R-La., motion to concur in the Senate amendments to the bill, agreed to by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H2254

  • May 11, 2016 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2254

  • May 10, 2016 — Measure, as amended, passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2674

  • May 10, 2016 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment no. 3895 to the title, adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2674

  • May 10, 2016 — McConnell, R-Ky., for Ernst, R-Iowa, amendment no. 3894 adopted by unanimous consent. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. S2674

  • May 10, 2016 — Considered by the Senate. Congressional Record p. S2673-S2674

  • May 10, 2016 — Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. S2673

  • May 10, 2016 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3895. Congressional Record p. S2672

  • May 10, 2016 — McConnell, R-Ky., amendment introduced in the Senate: amendment no 3894. Congressional Record p. S2672

  • April 12, 2016Welch, D-Vt., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E420

  • April 11, 2016Perlmutter, D-Colo., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E393

  • April 11, 2016B. Lee, D-Calif., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E393

  • April 11, 2016DelBene, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E387-E388

  • April 4, 2016 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. Congressional Record p. S1638-S1639

  • March 23, 2016Engel, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E379

  • March 23, 2016McGovern, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E377-E378

  • March 23, 2016Schakowsky, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E376

  • March 23, 2016Blumenauer, D-Ore., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E376

  • March 23, 2016Moulton, D-Mass., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E368

  • March 23, 2016Bustos, D-Ill., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E366

  • March 23, 2016Reichert, R-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1570

  • March 23, 2016Adam Smith, D-Wash., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1570

  • March 22, 2016A. Green, D-Texas, House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.135, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H1535

  • March 22, 2016 — Measure, as amended, passed in the House by roll call vote, 385-0, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H1535

  • March 22, 2016House Vote 135 Cremated Veterans in Arlington Cemetary — Passage
    Miller, R-Fla., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill that would require the Army secretary to ensure that the cremated remains of any individual who was once considered active duty under the GI Bill Improve Act (PL 95-202) are eligible for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Additionally, the bill would require the Army secretary to submit a report to Congress 180 days after the bill's enactment, which would include the interment and inurnment capacity of Arlington National Cemetery. Motion agreed to 385-0. Note: A two-thirds majority of those present and voting (257 in this case) is required for passage under suspension of the rules. Congressional Record p. H1534-H1535

  • March 21, 2016 — House Armed Services Committee discharged by unanimous consent. Congressional Record p. H1494-H1495

  • March 21, 2016 — Reported to the House amended by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 114-459, Pt. 1Congressional Record p. H1494

  • March 21, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Bustos, (D-Ill.)Kind, R. (D-Wis.)Perry, (R-Pa.)
    Herrera Beutler, (R-Wash.)Norton, (D-D.C.)
  • March 17, 2016Cost Estimate issued by Congressional Budget Office.

  • March 17, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Connolly, (D-Va.)Delaney, (D-Md.)Nugent, (R-Fla.)
  • March 16, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Dingell, (D-Mich.)Pompeo, (R-Kan.)
  • March 15, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    DeLauro, (D-Conn.)Jolly, (R-Fla.)
    Hardy, (R-Nev.)McMorris Rodgers, (R-Wash.)
  • March 14, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Amodei, (R-Nev.)Clark, K. (D-Mass.)
    Bonamici, (D-Ore.)Turner, M. (R-Ohio)
  • March 10, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    DesJarlais, (R-Tenn.)Norcross, (D-N.J.)Walberg, (R-Mich.)
    Grayson, (D-Fla.)Posey, (R-Fla.)Walz, (D-Minn.)
    Joyce, (R-Ohio)Smith, Lamar (R-Texas)
    Kilmer, (D-Wash.)Takai, (D-Hawaii)
  • March 2, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Emmer, (R-Minn.)Maloney, C. (D-N.Y.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)
  • March 1, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Nolan, (D-Minn.)
  • Feb. 29, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 6

    Beatty, (D-Ohio)Grijalva, (D-Ariz.)Ross, D. (R-Fla.)
    Carney, (D-Del.)Israel, (D-N.Y.)Schiff, A. (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 26, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Buck, (R-Colo.)McCollum, Betty (D-Minn.)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Levin, (D-Mich.)Paulsen, (R-Minn.)
  • Feb. 25, 2016 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Veterans' Affairs Committee.

    Feb. 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Women Air Force Service Pilot Interment — Army Secretary Report Requirement
      C. Brown, D-Fla. —

    Amendment to the Ralph Abraham, R-La., substitute amendment that would require the Army Secretary, within 180 days of passage of the bill, to submit to Congress a report on the remaining capacity for interment and inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery and on plans for future interment and inurnment at or beyond the Cemetery.

    Amendment to the Ralph Abraham, R-La., substitute amendment that would require the Army Secretary, within 180 days of passage of the bill, to submit to Congress a report on the remaining capacity for interment and inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery and on plans for future interment and inurnment at or beyond the Cemetery.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    Feb. 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Women Air Force Service Pilot Interment — Burial Limitation
      Abraham, R-La. —

    Substitute amendment that would limit the Women's Air Force Service Pilots allowed to be buried in the Arlington National Cemetery to those who die on or after the date the bill would pass.

    Substitute amendment that would limit the Women's Air Force Service Pilots allowed to be buried in the Arlington National Cemetery to those who die on or after the date the bill would pass.

    Adopted (as amended) by voice vote.

    Feb. 25, 2016 — Committee Vote: Women Air Force Service Pilot Interment — Vote to Report

    Direct the U.S. Army to ensure that the cremated remains of individuals who served as Women's Air Forces Service Pilots, who die on or after the date the bill would pass, are eligible for interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

    Direct the U.S. Army to ensure that the cremated remains of individuals who served as Women's Air Forces Service Pilots, who die on or after the date the bill would pass, are eligible for interment in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House (as amended) by voice vote.
  • Feb. 25, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Carter, E.L. (R-Ga.)Pingree, (D-Maine)Wasserman Schultz, (D-Fla.)
    Deutch, (D-Fla.)Rice, K. (D-N.Y.)
    Mica, (R-Fla.)Ruiz, (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 23, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)Hahn, (D-Calif.)Stivers, (R-Ohio)
    Cole, (R-Okla.)Kelly, R. (D-Ill.)
    Gutierrez, (D-Ill.)Smith, C. (R-N.J.)
  • Feb. 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Davis, R. (R-Ill.)Schrader, (D-Ore.)
    Forbes, (R-Va.)Valadao, (R-Calif.)
  • Feb. 10, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Goodlatte, R. (R-Va.)Rouzer, (R-N.C.)
  • Feb. 9, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 7

    Bilirakis, G. (R-Fla.)Sessions, P. (R-Texas)Yoho, (R-Fla.)
    Garrett, (R-N.J.)Slaughter, L. (D-N.Y.)
    Roby, (R-Ala.)Takano, (D-Calif.)
  • Feb. 3, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Brady, K. (R-Texas)Brownley, (D-Calif.)Duckworth, (D-Ill.)
  • Feb. 2, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Babin, (R-Texas)Kirkpatrick, (D-Ariz.)Luetkemeyer, (R-Mo.)
    Hultgren, (R-Ill.)Kline, J. (R-Minn.)
  • Feb. 1, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 4

    Frelinghuysen, (R-N.J.)Wittman, (R-Va.)
    Rush, (D-Ill.)Young, D. (R-Iowa)
  • Jan. 28, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 12

    DeFazio, (D-Ore.)Kaptur, (D-Ohio)Murphy, P. (D-Fla.)
    DelBene, (D-Wash.)McGovern, (D-Mass.)Newhouse, (R-Wash.)
    DeSaulnier, (D-Calif.)McHenry, (R-N.C.)Pocan, (D-Wis.)
    Frankel, (D-Fla.)Miller, C. (R-Mich.)Sarbanes, J. (D-Md.)
  • Jan. 13, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 3

    Honda, (D-Calif.)Renacci, (R-Ohio)Ryan, T. (D-Ohio)
  • Jan. 12, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Esty, (D-Conn.)LoBiondo, (R-N.J.)Yarmuth, (D-Ky.)
    Jackson Lee, S. (D-Texas)Van Hollen, (D-Md.)
  • Jan. 11, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 10

    Bishop, M. (R-Mich.)Moulton, (D-Mass.)Tsongas, (D-Mass.)
    Boyle, (D-Pa.)Palmer, (R-Ala.)Young, T. (R-Ind.)
    Edwards, (D-Md.)Poe, (R-Texas)
    Lance, (R-N.J.)Titus, (D-Nev.)
  • Jan. 8, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 5

    Butterfield, (D-N.C.)Guinta, (R-N.H.)Larsen, R. (D-Wash.)
    Flores, (R-Texas)Hice, (R-Ga.)
  • Jan. 7, 2016 — Additional cosponsor(s): 50

    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Garamendi, (D-Calif.)Olson, (R-Texas)
    Bordallo, (D-Guam)Granger, (R-Texas)Peters, S. (D-Calif.)
    Bost, (R-Ill.)Green, G. (D-Texas)Poliquin, (R-Maine)
    Byrne, (R-Ala.)Hartzler, (R-Mo.)Rokita, (R-Ind.)
    Carter, J. (R-Texas)Hudson, (R-N.C.)Rooney, (R-Fla.)
    Castro, (D-Texas)Hurd, (R-Texas)Royce, (R-Calif.)
    Coffman, (R-Colo.)Jenkins, L. (R-Kan.)Salmon, (R-Ariz.)
    Comstock, (R-Va.)Johnson, S. (R-Texas)Sanchez, Loretta (D-Calif.)
    Cooper, (D-Tenn.)Kinzinger, (R-Ill.)Schweikert, (R-Ariz.)
    Courtney, (D-Conn.)Kuster, (D-N.H.)Scott, A. (R-Ga.)
    Cramer, (R-N.D.)Lamborn, (R-Colo.)Sinema, (D-Ariz.)
    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Langevin, (D-R.I.)Smith, J. (R-Mo.)
    Denham, (R-Calif.)Lummis, (R-Wyo.)Speier, (D-Calif.)
    Dold, (R-Ill.)Mullin, (R-Okla.)Swalwell, (D-Calif.)
    Farenthold, (R-Texas)Murphy, T. (R-Pa.)Walters, (R-Calif.)
    Fincher, (R-Tenn.)Noem, (R-S.D.)Zinke, (R-Mont.)
    Franks, T. (R-Ariz.)O'Rourke, (D-Texas)
  • Jan. 6, 2016 — Original cosponsor(s): 24

    Abraham, (R-La.)Huizenga, (R-Mich.)Rangel, (D-N.Y.)
    Ashford, (D-Neb.)Jones, (R-N.C.)Ros-Lehtinen, (R-Fla.)
    Black, D. (R-Tenn.)Katko, (R-N.Y.)Ruppersberger, (D-Md.)
    Curbelo, (R-Fla.)MacArthur, (R-N.J.)Stefanik, (R-N.Y.)
    Davis, S. (D-Calif.)McCaul, (R-Texas)Stewart, (R-Utah)
    Donovan, (R-N.Y.)McClintock, (R-Calif.)Wagner, (R-Mo.)
    Gabbard, (D-Hawaii)Pearce, (R-N.M.)Walorski, (R-Ind.)
    Gibson, C. (R-N.Y.)Radewagen, (R-A.S.)Williams, (R-Texas)
  • Jan. 6, 2016 — Read twice and referred to: House Armed Services, House Veterans' Affairs.Congressional Record p. H101