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Congress Eyes Boost in Iraq Death Benefits

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Congress Eyes Boost in Iraq Death Benefits

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Congress Eyes Boost in Iraq Death Benefits

Congress Eyes Boost in Iraq Death Benefits

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Proposed legislation on Capitol Hill would boost death benefits for family members of service personnel who die in Iraq. Senate Republicans plan to introduce a bill to expand benefits, despite pressure from the White House to keep a tight lid on spending this year.