Healthcare site is down again (still)… Now saying MONTHS of issues ahead…
Other than the House acting on the death benefits for the military; zippo again today out of the congresscritters. It appears the Senate didn’t even bother to take up the resolution on the death benefits…
The Pentagon announced Wednesday that a charity will step in to pay death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, in response to widespread outrage over the payments being cut off amid the partial government shutdown.
Earlier in the day, the head of the Veterans of Foreign Wars slammed the cut-off as “absolutely appalling.”
The House voted Wednesday afternoon to restore the $100,000 payments. But in a rapid turn of events, the Pentagon announced minutes later that it had entered into an agreement with the non-profit Fisher House Foundation to keep the payments flowing to families — without the need for congressional action. (Though the House approved its bill unanimously, senior Senate sources told Fox News that the Senate did not plan to take it up.)
Full article from Fox HERE.
And KUDOS to Fisher House for stepping up!!! God Bless them!
Even the Senate Chaplain is getting into the act…
Senate Chaplain Barry Black hasn’t been shy of late in calling out lawmakers in his daily opening prayer on the chamber floor.
“When our federal shutdown delays payments of death benefits to the families of children dying on faraway battlefields, it’s time for our lawmakers to say, ‘Enough is enough,’” he prayed. “Cover our shame with the robe of your righteousness. Forgive us, reform us and make us whole.”
From the Washington Times HERE.
The conduct of the National Park Service over the last week might be the biggest scandal of the Obama administration. This is an expansive claim, of course. Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS, the NSA, the HHS mandate—this is an administration that has not lacked for appalling abuses of power. And we still have three years to go.
Even so, consider the actions of the National Park Service since the government shutdown began.
Article from the Weekly Standard HERE.
How bad is it in the military? And how much worse will it get???
Article from the Denver Post HERE.
And potential shutdown of Veterans’ Benefits 1 Nov HERE.
As far as positives, I can’t find any today other than Fisher House. If you have a spare buck or two, I’m sure they’d appreciate the donation HERE!