SUAB HMONG NEWS (07/14/2019) – The 4th Lao Veterans of America Conference held in St. Paul, Minnesota on July 13, 2019 to address some issues on the Service Recognition Act bill signed by President Trump on March 23, 2018 for Hmong Veterans to have right to bury in the U.S. National Cemetery.
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The Service Recognition Act bill only allowed Hmong Veterans who became US citizen after the 2000 to have the right to burry in the US National Cemetery. Philip Smith said this was wrong and Hmong Veterans will need to come together to fix it so all Hmong Veterans will have the right to burial in the US National Cemetery.
“Only half of the veterans will be cover under the bill. There has been technical problem with the language” said Philip Smith, Executive Director for Center Public Policy Analysis.
Smith said with the permission of the Hmong Veterans, he will pursue the fix to the bill at Washington D.C. Smith also urged Hmong Veterans to stop the funding the US give to the Laos (LPDR) about $20 Million per year to remove the remaining bomba in Laos and shift the amount to the Hmong Veterans to have good use in the United States.