Military Death Benefits Bill Passes

(CNN) — The Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday to restore death benefits to military families.

Benefits were cut almost two weeks ago due to the government shutdown.

The bill was approved by the House on Wednesday and is one in a series of House Republican bills passed to reopen parts of the government.

Senate Democrats had so far rejected these bills, asking Republicans agree to reopen the entire government.

Spouses and families of service members who die get $100,000, among other benefits.

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