Female military pilots from World War II may again become eligible for Arlington National Cemetery.

FOX's Steve Taylor reports from Washington:

They were called WASPs : Women Airforce Service Pilots. In the second World War, they flew non-combat flights, which allowed more male pilots to go into battle.

The WASPs were civilians, but federal law later declared them veterans. In 2002 they became eligible to have their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery.

Last year, the Army revoked that eligibility. Now the Senate has passed a bill to reverse that reversal. So, if the House now passes the bill, WASPs will again be eligible for honors at Arlington.

In Washington, Steve Taylor, FOX News.