House releases text of DOD death benefits fix

The resolution is a reaction to outrage that the Obama administration's Defense Department has ceased making payments to families of the deceased.

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Republicans say these payments should have continued under a bill passed on September 30 that allows ongoing appropriations for the military. But the Defense Department said it was not authorized to continue these payments.

Republicans are calling up the bill under a suspension of House rules, which means it will get a shorter debate and will need a two-thirds majority vote to pass. The bill could come up as early as Wednesday.