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Sen. McCaskill meets with Arlington National Cemetery officials to discuss reform efforts
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) ' Officials at Arlington National Cemetery will brief U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on their ongoing reform efforts following revelations last year of more than 200 misidentified gravesites.
McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, will be touring the cemetery Friday morning to learn about the changes that are taking place.
In September, the Army's inspector general issued a report saying the widespread mismanagement uncovered at the cemetery a year ago no longer exists. But the cemetery continues to deal with problems, including typical wait times of almost three months for burials with full military honors.
McCaskill chairs a Senate subcommittee that has conducted oversight hearings on the cemetery's management.