From the Highland County Press:
Congressman Russ Fulcher (ID-01) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH-01), ranking member of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) Subcommittee of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee (HVAC), have re-introduced the Bring Our Heroes Home Act. This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would expedite and coordinate the process of collecting, declassifying, and making public records of Prisoners of War (POW) and Missing in Action (MIA) service members. Senators Shaheen and Crapo will introduce the companion legislation in the Senate.
The Bring Our Heroes Home Act would provide for the creation of the Missing Armed Forces Personnel Records Collection within the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and require the expeditious transmission and public disclosure of Missing Armed Forces Personnel records to this newly created office.
“For too long, families of service members taken prisoner or missing in action have been met with bureaucratic red tape when trying to access more information about their loved ones,” said Congressman Fulcher. “The Bring Our Heroes Home Act brings transparency to the process, allowing families to honor the legacy of our nation’s heroes. I am proud to join this bipartisan, bicameral legislation to address the POW-MIA issue.”
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