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Veterans' Issues:

"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.


International Relations:  Human Rights, Religious Persecution / Religious Freedom, Refugees, Illegal Logging

U.S.-Laos, Hmong Policy Events
May 25, 2012

National ceremonies and public policy events are being held in Washington, D.C., regarding Laos and Vietnam. The U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos and Vietnam continues on Capitol Hill following earlier...
Business Wire, May 25, 2012