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S. 693

Senate - 05/02/2019

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H.R. 1579

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The National POW/MIA Flag Act would require the POW/MIA flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol, White House, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, every national cemetery, the buildings containing the official offices of the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, office of the Director of the Selective Service System, each major military installation (as designated by the Secretary of Defense), each Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, and each United States Postal Service post office.


 

Under current law, the POW/MIA Flag is required to be displayed by the federal government on certain prominent federal properties only six days per year: Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, and Veterans Day.

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Prisoners Of War/Missing In Action

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82,000+ MISSING & UNACCOUNTED FOR

American Former Prisoners of War

More than one-half million Americans have been captured and interned as POWs since the American Revolution. Not included in this figure - since WWI - there are nearly 93,000 Americans who were listed as lost and never recovered.

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AMERICAN

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YOU MATTERS

OUR PAST MATTERS

The men and women of this country who have been forced by circumstances to become prisoners of war truly know the meaning of freedom. They know it has not come free. Their story is one of sacrifice and courage; their legacy, the gift of liberty. 



CULTURE OF REMEMBRANCE 


The Interaction of an Individual or a Society With Their Past and History


 

We invite everyone to remember that OUR lives today as we know them, OUR freedoms, OUR liberties, OUR pursuits of happiness, are assured 365 days a year because of the sacrifices – and ultimate sacrifices – of OUR countless Servicemembers And Veterans.


Recognizing and Appreciating OUR Servicemembers And Veterans is an ongoing and forever-perpetual duty, obligation, and responsibility – such extending well beyond just a single day, a single act, a single anything. 


We must also CARRY THIS MESSAGE FORWARD to the future generations that will pass. Our children must know who they were, what they did and why they did it. To do anything less, will be a disservice to their sacrifice, service, memory.


POWs in American History: A Synopsis

Freedom has not come free. 


No one can attest to this better than the men and women who have served in the armed services of this great nation we call the United States of America. No one knows better what it is like to have that freedom suddenly snatched away than those individuals who, in the process of serving their country, have found themselves prisoners of war. It is an experience neither asked for nor desired. 

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.R. 1579

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Mar 07, 2019  WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLUC) - Congressman Jack Bergman (MI01) and Congressman Chris Pappas (NH01) introduced the National POW/MIA Flag Act on Thursday. 


 

Congressman Bergman stated, "Over 82,000 men and women who've served our nation in uniform are unaccounted for or listed as POW/MIA - Flying this flag at federal properties 365 days a year is just a small way that we can ensure their sacrifice and devotion to our nation is never forgotten."


 “The POW/MIA Flag is representative of the courage and sacrifice members our armed forces have given on behalf of this nation throughout our history,” said Congressman Chris Pappas. “By putting the flag on full display outside of prominent federal buildings, memorials, and national cemeteries, we are reaffirming our commitment to the more than 82,000 servicemembers who remain unaccounted for. As the representative of New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, which has the longest-running POW/MIA vigil in America, I have seen how important the flag is to demonstrate that these heroes are not forgotten. I hope this bill will help encourage further display of the POW/MIA Flag and honor our servicemembers, veterans, and their families.” 

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H.R. 1579: To amend title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property. 


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SENate

S. 693

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Senators Warren and Cotton Introduce National POW/MIA Flag Act

Bill Would Ensure POW/MIA Flag is Displayed with U.S. Flag on Prominent Federal Properties


 Text of the bill (PDF) 


 Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) today introduced The National POW/MIA Flag Act, which would require the POW/MIA Flag to be displayed whenever the American flag is displayed on prominent federal properties, including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, every national cemetery, the buildings containing the official offices of the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, the office of the Director of the Selective Service System, each major military installation (as designated by the Secretary of Defense), each Department of Veterans Affairs medical center, and each United States Postal Service post office. The senators introduced this bill to honor the more than 82,000 Americans who are listed as Prisoners of War (POW), Missing in Action (MIA), or otherwise unaccounted for from our nation's past wars and conflicts.



 "All three of my brothers served in the military, and I understand the sacrifices our servicemembers and their families make to keep our country safe every single day," Senator Warren said. "We must honor those who have served our nation courageously, including those who have not made it home. I am proud to introduce this bipartisan bill alongside Senator Cotton to ensure that this important symbol honoring our brave men and women is proudly displayed with the American flag." 


"Over 82,000 Americans, including hundreds of Arkansans, remain missing from past wars," Senator Cotton said. "They are not forgotten. It is my hope that this small gesture reminds Americans to honor those who left our shores, and never returned."


"The POW/MIA flag will be a symbol of our Nation's concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still imprisoned, missing and the 83,000 plus unaccounted for from all wars," said Augustus Dante, Government Affairs Liaison of the Rolling Thunder, Inc. National. "As the POW/MIA Chair of Honor in the US Capitol, the POW/MIA flag flying over the Capitol will be a reminder to the families of our missing and the public that our government has not forgotten those that did not come home."


"We appreciate the bipartisan support of Senators Warren and Cotton in introducing this bill that seeks to ensure our POW/MIA flag is posted 24/7 at all locations currently required by law," said Ann Mills Griffiths, Chairman and CEO of the National League of POW/MIA Families. "Raising the symbol of America's commitment to account as fully as possible for US Veterans unreturned from past wars and conflicts signals worldwide that America stands with all who serve - past, present and future - and will pursue every reasonable effort to bring them home. "
 

 DECEMBER 03, 2018 



Reintroduced 3.7.19

Senator Warren

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S. 693: A bill to amend title 36, United States Code, to require that the POW/MIA flag be displayed on all days that the flag of the United States is displayed on certain Federal property. 


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H.R. 1579

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4% CHANCE 


Introduced:

Mar 7, 2019

Status:

Introduced on Mar 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Prognosis:

4% chance of being enacted 

according to Skopos Labs (details)

S.693

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 6% CHANCE


Introduced:

Mar 7, 2019

Status:

Introduced on Mar 7, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Prognosis:

6% chance of being enacted 

according to Skopos Labs (details)

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“The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is proud to support this proposal to display the POW/MIA flag prominently at all federal locations,” said Patrick Murray, Deputy Director of Veterans of Foreign Wars. “We must always ensure that those who sacrificed, especially those who were captured or have yet to come home, are remembered and honored proudly and publicly.


The bill is also endorsed by Rolling Thunder, Inc. National, the National League of POW/MIA Families, Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, and the National Alliance of Families for the Return of America's Missing Servicemen.


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*UPDATE:

Latest Action:

Senate - 05/02/2019


Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.   

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UPDATED FOCUS: H.R. 1579

MAY 2019

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American Ex-Prisoners of War

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