Obama signs bill to provide death benefits to families of U.S. soldiers
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Thursday legislation that was rushed through Congress to provide aid for the families of soldiers killed in the line of duty, assistance that was frozen due to the U.S. government shutdown.
The Defense Department touched off a national furor by saying a law that Obama signed just before the shutdown 10 days ago allowing the Pentagon to pay the military did not include the families of fallen troops.
When he heard of the uproar, Obama told his White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough, on Tuesday night to work out a solution with Congress, spokesman Jay Carney said.
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