House votes to let members expense travel to Rep. Young's funeral

It was not clear as of Tuesday night how many House members would attend, or how much the trip would cost.

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Members of Congress are expected to take a military flight to Florida — a privilege these days, as the sequester has largely ended the ability of members to fly on military jets. Boehner has said he would only approve military flights as an exception to this rule, but is allowing a military flight in this case.

The House approved the resolution by unanimous consent after a series of roll call votes.

GOP leaders have already announced that the House would not be in session Thursday in order to allow for members to attend the funeral.

Immediately after the vote, members began debate on H.R. 3302, which would name the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bay Pines, Florida, after Rep. Young. That bill passed by unanimous consent.

Members also approved a separate resolution tonight honoring former House Speaker Tom Foley (D-Wash.), who died Friday. That resolution, H.Res. 383, was also passed by unanimous consent.