McCaskill Champions Arlington Cemetery Legislation

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Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has pushed for higher standards and oversight at Arlington National Cemetery since last year, when it was discovered that thousands of graves at the famous burial ground may be mislabeled or unmarked. 

This weekend, the Senate passed legislation, sponsored by McCaskill, that will require the secretary of the Army, which oversees Arlington, to report to Congress and the Government Accountability Office to monitor operations at the graveyard. 

"I am outraged at the problems that continue to surface at Arlington Cemetery," McCaskill said in a statement released by her office. "The families that have loved ones at Arlington Cemetery deserve so much better than this. These are our heroes. This is the most sacred ground we have in the United States, and we've got to make sure we have the appropriate oversight."

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