Senate Bill 2089
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-158 on Jun 25, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 16, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 25, 2022
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2089
Congress
117
Policy Area
Agriculture and Food
Agriculture and Food
Primary focus of measure is agricultural practices; agricultural prices and marketing; agricultural education; food assistance or nutrition programs; food industry, supply, and safety; aquaculture; horticulture and plants. Measures concerning international trade in agricultural products may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
North Dakota
North Dakota
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (2)
Passed
March 7, 2022
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S1013; text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR S1013)
Summary

Burial Equity for Guards and Reserves Act of 2021

This bill prohibits the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from establishing a condition for a cemetery grant that restricts the ability of a state to inter certain reservists (or their spouses and children) at a state-owned veterans' cemetery solely because such individuals are ineligible for burial in an open national cemetery.

Specifically, as a condition for grants, the VA cannot restrict the ability of a state to inter a

  • member of a reserve component whose service was terminated under honorable conditions;
  • member of the Army National Guard or Air National Guard whose service was terminated under honorable conditions;
  • member of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps of the Army, Navy, or Air Force who died under honorable conditions while a member; and
  • spouse, minor child, or unmarried adult child of any member described above.

The VA is prohibited from (1) denying an application for a grant solely on the basis that the recipient state may use funds to expand, improve, operate, or maintain a veterans' cemetery to allow for the internment of the specified individuals; and (2) enforcing certain conditions on grants for state veterans' cemeteries that were established before the date of enactment of this bill.

The bill also provides for plot allowances for the burial of veterans at cemeteries that allow the internment of the individuals listed in the bill.

Amendments (1)
Jun 23, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 5133
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To
Public Record
Record Created
Jun 17, 2021 4:27:20 AM
Record Updated
Jul 15, 2022 7:13:58 AM