Loebsack Statement on Legislation to Provide Military Death and Burial Benefits Print
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 08:26

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the House voted on legislation to ensure families of service members who are killed while serving our nation will receive death, burial, and travel benefits.

“It is unconscionable and disgraceful that we have gotten to the point where those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our county and the families of our fallen heroes have been put in the middle of reckless political games. Our nation has a moral responsibility to care for the families of our fallen heroes and to honor those who have given the last full measure of devotion. That reckless Washington politics trumped that responsibility is outrageous.

“I strongly supported legislation today to immediately right this wrong. However, in order to ensure that our troops, veterans, and military families receive the full support, care, and benefits they are owed, Congress must immediately take the simple step of passing a clean funding resolution to reopen the government. As a military parent, it pains me to see the families of the men and women who died fighting to protect our country being left out. For their sake, and for many others, we must end this shutdown now.”

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