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How shutdown has affected military families
One particularly devastating consequence of the government shutdown causing anger around the country is the withholding of “death gratuity” normally paid to deceased solders’ families. On Wednesday, the House unanimously passed a bill to restore death benefits to the families. MSNBC contributors Patrick Murphy, a veteran of the Iraq War, and Goldie Taylor, a former marine, join to discuss.