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House Passes ‘Gabriella Miller’ Kids Cancer Bill – Senate Expected to Snub

Earlier this year Congressional Representatives Gregg Harper, R-Mississippi, and Peter Welch, D-Vermont, crafted a bipartisan bill to take $126 million in federal money over 10 years intended for political conventions and direct it to pediatric research. With a vote of 295 to 103 the 113th Congress today passed H.R. 2019: …

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No Death Benefits for Families of Fallen Soldiers – Boehner Blames Obama Admin

On Tuesday the Pentagon confirmed that due to the partial government shutdown it won’t be paying death benefits, known as a “death gratuity,” to the families of U.S. troops killed in combat after 11:59pm September 30th. At the time of this writing 5 such families have already been put off …

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