Steil bill would help veterans cemeteries

February 7, 2020
In The News

Rep. Bryan Steil, R-1st District, has introduced a bill that would increase federal spending on veterans cemeteries.

Steil co-introduced HR 5487, the Veterans Cemetery Grants Improvement Act, with Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan of the Northern Mariana Islands and member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, according to a Steil news release.

Sablan is an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

The bill would expand federal grants from the current $5 million to $10 million per year to expand operations and restore infrastructure at cemeteries such as the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, which has a pending application for a grant.