UTICA, N.Y. -- The family of Chuck Osier, an area veteran who has passed away, stood alongside Congresswoman Claudia Tenney as she announced a bill in his name.

The "Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act of 2017" would offer the families of veterans a commemorative urn or plaque minted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Osier's wife, Donna, says it's something she's been fighting for, for more than two years.

Tenney also talked about the Veteran Entrepreneurs Act, which she believes would make it easier for veterans to start businesses by offering a tax credit to cover initial franchise fees.