January 11, 2022

Proposal to Provide Funeral Travel Allowances to Grieving Military Families Enacted into Law

Washington D.C.— Congressman Neguse’s proposal to expand military travel allowances to include funeral travel for grieving military families has been enacted into law. The bill was incorporated into the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022 and signed into law by President Biden in the final days of 2021. 

“Offering travel allowances to ensure America’s military families can attend the funerals of their loved ones is a small, but essential act the federal government can take to provide comfort and support for families who are grieving,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “For all that our military families have sacrificed over the course of their loved ones' service, we have a responsibility to ensure dignity and closure in their bereavement. I’m grateful to see this common-sense piece of legislation enacted into law, and honored to further services and support for our veterans and military families.”

Congressman Neguse has consistently worked to deliver for active military members, veterans, and their families during his time in Congress. Recently, he has introduced multiple pieces of legislation aimed at addressing veteran unemployment and alleviating cost burdens for military families.