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McSally's WASP bill goes to President's desk

Posted at 4:54 PM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 20:46:51-04

Congresswoman Martha McSally's Women Airforce Service Pilot Arlington Inurnment Restoration (WASP AIR) Act today was sent to President Obama's desk after it was unanimously approved by the House.

The bill is aimed at stopping a practice that short-changed the female pilots of World War II. They were known as WASPS, Women Airforce Service Pilots. 

Last year, the Army decided to stop allowing the women's ashes to be stored at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.

Now, the bill sponsored by McSally is restoring those rights. 

Following the unanimous approval in the house, all the bill needs now is the President's signature.