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House votes 425-0 to restore death
benefits for fallen soldiers

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Pete Kasperowicz

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/9/2013 2:41:40 PM

The House voted unanimously on Wednesday to restore the financial payments the Department of Defense makes to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers. Members easily passed the bill after the Pentagon said it can no longer make the payments because of the government shutdown. The Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act, H.J.Res. 91, was approved in a 425-0 vote. The bipartisan bill was quickly developed and rushed to the floor this week after the Pentagon said it could no longer make "death gratuity" payments to families after October 1 because of the government shutdown. That announcement prompted immediate anger

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC, 10/9/2013 2:55:54 PM     (No. 9557918)



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Reply 2 - Posted by: MMC, 10/9/2013 2:56:56 PM     (No. 9557921)

Thwap! Take that Harry Reid!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/9/2013 3:09:45 PM     (No. 9557935)

This was an issue only because the petty lying tyrant wanted to punish the military (they tend to vote republican).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 10/9/2013 3:12:18 PM     (No. 9557939)

What happened to the other 10 gasbags?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: master sergeant, 10/9/2013 3:18:20 PM     (No. 9557947)

Remember Carthage and the end of the first Punic War with Rome. Don´t treat our military like Carthaginian mercenaries. If you do, expect them to react the same way as those mercenaries did toward Carthage. America/Obama - Meet the contractual obligations you have established with our military! Pay them and keep your promises as they defend the Constitution and you.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 10/9/2013 4:11:35 PM     (No. 9558035)

It´s amazing how fast they can act, if their tails are on fire........!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Hard Nard, 10/9/2013 4:33:06 PM     (No. 9558070)

Another headline posted here says the prez "ordered" the payments to be restored. So which came first? Did Congress follow obies orders or is he taking credit (again) for something some else has done?


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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 10/9/2013 4:41:11 PM     (No. 9558085)

So they immediately went to a non-profit and asked them to provide the money for the death benefits. Promising that they would repay the loan when the shutdown ends. I´m not sure I would believe that one.

The Spite House and it´s illegal moves rolls on.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Muguy, 10/9/2013 4:45:18 PM     (No. 9558094)

Imagine if you will, how shameful it would look if they hadn´t done this...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/9/2013 5:04:03 PM     (No. 9558129)

Is there ANY Democrat who is willing to stand up and say that the actions of this administration are despicable and they should be ashamed? Or is this just a reflection of what the Democrat party has evolved into?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 10/9/2013 5:41:44 PM     (No. 9558181)

Uh-oh, that´s the first breaking of ranks. Maybe some dems in the house are at least a little bit sane? If so, that´s bad news for Reid and Obamaramadingdong.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/9/2013 5:59:16 PM     (No. 9558196)

#7...The Repubs ACTED first three times. Once, when Zero claimed in a presser before 9/30 the military would not get paid in the event of a shutdown, so the House took steps under Cruz´s "Plan B´ and moved a measure unanimously for the military to be paid given a shut down, the Senate passed it and Zero signed it...Second, when the WH shifted to saying the bill legally didn´t cover civilian DoD employees and, therefore, defense contractors couldn´t get paid leading to lay-offs around the country, both sides of Congress told them not to play with fire and DoD lawyers backed off their interpretation...and a third time when Congress learned yesterday that death benefits were not being paid due to a trumped up legal interpretation and GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter filed (yesterday)the new measure that passed unanimously today to clarified what really didn´t need to be clarified in the first place.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: golden, 10/9/2013 5:59:59 PM     (No. 9558198)

Now open up the barry-cade around the WWII monument..

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