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Duckworth Introduces Legislation To Keep Non-Vet Presidents, VPs From Arlington

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., asks a question of Boeing Company President and Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, during a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on "Aviation Safety and the Future of Boeing's 737 MAX." (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Senator Tammy Duckworth is sponsoring legislation that would bar non-veteran presidents and vice presidents from being buried at Arlington National Cemetery.  The Illinois Democrat is an Iraq War veteran.  The Defense Department is drawing criticism for a proposal that would allow the practice.  Some veterans believed that the proposal was an effort to ensure President Trump’s burial at the Virginia cemetery.  The Pentagon denies the allegation.


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