Senate passes bill allowing State Department to go after transnational criminals, among others

Several other measures were passed by unanimous consent before the Senate adjourned for the evening. 

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Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) introduced the Dignified Burial of Veterans Act, S. 3202, which provides dignified burials in a national cemetery for deceased veterans without next-of-kin.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) introduced the Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act, H.R. 6029, which would increase the prison term for committing economic espionage from 15 years to 20 years.

S.3698 would improve veterans’ service organizations’ access to federal surplus personal property.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.) introduced the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act, H.R. 4057, which would require the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve outreach and transparency to veterans through the provision of information on institutions of higher learning.

The Senate also approved eight bills naming post offices.

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