Thursday, March 24, 2005

Moore Hump day, late edition

The Auburn Plainsman - House approves military benefits:
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation with a 388-43 vote March 16 that will increase death benefits given to families of military personnel that die during active duty.

Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Alabama, a co-sponsor of the bill, said in a press release he proposed the legislation to honor members of the military killed during service by increasing the compensation given to families. …

The approved bill increases the death gratuity from $12,420 to $100,000. In addition, the maximum benefits available for life insurance increase from $250,000 to $400,000 for those who opt for Servicemen’s Group Life Insurance coverage. …

Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., proposed the bill with Bachus and said the increased compensation in no way takes the place of losing a loved one.

“While no amount of money could make up for the loss of a loved one, this increase will help ensure the families of those who have served with honor are properly taken care of,” he said in a press release.
Dennis Moore's hard work for our soldiers, and the families of soldiers who die in our Nation's service, is a testament to the Congressman. If you want to help him along, maybe you could contribute, and tack on 2 cents to let them know I sent you.