Government Shutdown

Pentagon Says Foundation To Pay Death Benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it has worked out a solution to allow the families of fallen military members to receive death benefits during the government shutdown.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Fisher House Foundation has agreed to make the payments from its own fun…
Pentagon Freeze On Death Benefits Sparks Outrage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are expressing outrage that families of fallen U.S. military personnel are being denied death benefits while Democrats and Republicans grope for a way to end the partial government shutdown.
The Pentagon typically pays out $100,000 within three days of a soldier'…
Close To A Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — The next move is up to the Senate -- but it's not expected to make a partial government shutdown tonight any less likely.
About 800,000 federal workers will be forced off the job without pay if no compromise can be reached by midnight on the legislation that would keep go…
Government Likely Headed for Shutdown — What Does This Mean?
With Congress unable to agree on a budget or even a short-term emergency bill, it's increasingly likely that the federal government will suffer its first shutdown in 17 years. Leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate will trade proposals on Monday, but neither side is optimistic t…

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