Yesterday, continuing her longstanding and
successful leadership in the Senate in support of our
fallen heroes and their families, U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte
the Bring Our Heroes Home Act of 2016 (S.3448).
In order to provide more transparency for families of
POW/MIAs and support their efforts to bring their loved ones
home, the legislation would create a Review Board at the
National Archives that can declassify
unnecessarily classified records that may provide new
information on the whereabouts of POW/MIAs.
The Bring Our Heroes
Home Act of 2016 establishes the Missing Armed Forces
Personnel Records Collection and Review Board at the
National Archives that will work to facilitate the
expeditious declassification of Missing Armed Forces
records. Currently, when a POW/MIA family tries to
locate their loved one, the information they need is
sometimes unnecessarily classified, needlessly prohibiting
its release to the public. Ayotte’s legislation will
facilitate families access to POW/MIA
records and enhance their cooperation with the Defense
POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) as they work together to
bring our heroes home.
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