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Foxx Votes to Ensure Families of the Fallen Receive Their Nation's Respect

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Location: Washington, DC

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) voted today to direct the Department of Defense to immediately issue survivor benefits to families of fallen military service personnel. The Honoring Families of Fallen Soldiers Act (H.J.Res. 91) passed unanimously from the House of Representatives.

"The families of our fallen should never question the United States' government's commitment to honoring the sacrifice of and heroism of their loved ones," Congresswoman Foxx stated. "After today's unanimous vote from the House of Representatives to ensure the immediate distribution of final expense payments and survivor benefits from the Department of Defense, the shameful delay of that certainty will be resolved. The families of Sgt. Hawkins, Pfc. Patterson, Sgt. Peters, 1st Lt. Moreno, and Lance Cpl. Collins deserve our utmost thanks and respect. The men and women who bravely and selflessly volunteer to wear America's uniform and then give their lives providing for her defense are guardians of our freedom, and we are forever in their debt."


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