UPDATE: House Votes to Reinstate Military Death Benefits 10/9/13
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led House has passed legislation to restore death benefits to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers -- payments that were halted by the government shutdown. The vote was unanimous. It's unclear if the Senate will take up the bill. The Pentagon typically pays out $100,000 within three days of a soldier's death. But it says the shutdown means there is no authority now to pay the money. The White House says it expects a solution to be found today.