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Bipartisan outrage of "not" taking care of military family members 'Death Benefits'
WASHINGTON -- World leaders are becoming increasingly concerned about what is happening in Washington.
Nations like China and Japan have more than a trillion dollars invested in the U.S. through Treasury Bonds.
Republicans and democrats haven't agreed on much of anything during this 9 Day government shutdown.
But when it comes to taking care of the families of fallen soldiers - there Is now Bipartisan outrage.
I'm ashamed, I'm embarrassed, all of us should be.
Washington may be shut down, but its still sending people to war.
Since the shutdown began, 17 US Servicemembers have died in Afghanistan.
But because of furloughs at the Pentagon - paperwork is piling up and the families of those servicemembers are being asked to sacrifice even more.
They have not received the so-called 'Death Benefits' - a 100,000 dollar payment usually issued within 3 days of notification of death.
Families can use the funds to travel to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to meet the flag draped caskets of their fallen loved ones.
That is one of the most dignified ceremonies. And to miss that it's hurtful and it's heartbreaking
Military families said the money is also critical for funeral costs and other expenses.
You have these things that you have to take care of that you really never ever thought you'd have to take care of and now you've got this extra level
of my gosh how am I supposed to pay for any of this
Today the House will consider a measure to get these benefits to the families that need them. until congress sorts this out, a military charity - Fisher House - has stepped in to help with short term funding for travel and funeral plans.