Obama Signs Military Death Benefits Bill

obamaWashington (CNN) – President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that continues federal funding of death benefits for military families, the White House said on Thursday.

The issue became an emotional political flashpoint because it had been cut during the government shutdown.

The Senate gave final congressional approval to a House-passed measure earlier in the day even though the Obama administration had finalized a plan for a private charity – Fisher House – to cover the cost of benefits until the government shutdown is resolved.

 

Source: CNN

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