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Senate passes Cornyn Bill to reinstate death benefits for families of fallen troops, now awaits Obama's signature

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POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:55pm

UPDATED: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 11:20am

Thursday, the Senate passed H.J.Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called up the bill in the Senate and succeeded in passing it. The bill passed the House of Representatives 425-0 and now awaits the President’s signature.

Sen. Cornyn released the following statement:

"Despite the delay, I'm pleased that Senate Democrats decided to join Republicans in making sure the surviving families of our men and women in uniform receive the support they are due. I hope President Obama immediately signs this bill into law."

The Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act reinstates benefits for surviving family members, including the death gratuity payment, funeral and burial expenses, travel expenses, the dignified transfer of remains, and a housing allowance.

Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance and Judiciary Committees. He serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee’s Immigration, Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County District Judge.
 

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Both sides are doing a lot of damage to the economy with this comic opera. Both parties are posturing for the next election. Both sides are trying to spin their incompetence into "taking care of the troops". Give me a break! The Patriot Act and the TARP Bailout taught me exactly who John Cornyn's looking out for. This Republican will vote against him! Maybe loosing the Senate will get the Republican parties attention.

Well, that was a no-brainer. Notice how Cornyn (Korn) gives himself & repubs the credit. However, it ALREADY passed unanimously in the House - a bipartisan effort! The rhetoric has just got to stop. He "hopes" Obama will sign it. Of COURSE he will sign it He is the Commander-In-Chief who takes great pride in supporting the troops who serve this great nation under his strong leadership. God Bless America. God Bless the President.

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