The McVeigh Law

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: By a 98 to 0 vote, the Senate passed legislation banning those found guilty of federal capital offenses from being buried in national cemeteries or receiving other veterans' benefits. The bill was rushed to a vote yesterday after someone pointed out that convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh was eligible to be buried in a national cemetery, since he served during the Gulf War. Under current law, only those convicted of treason, espionage or sedition can have their benefits stripped. The Senate bill would add murder to that list, and a companion bill is being readied in the House.