U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Reps. Roger Williams of Austin and John Carter of Round Rock have proposed a commendable bill that would label the attack at Fort Hood an act of terror, which would make the victims of the attack and their families eligible to receive additional federal benefits — combat-related pay, extra life insurance coverage and tax breaks, for example.
Further, the bill, named the Honoring the Fort Hood Heroes Act by the three Texas Republicans, would allow the Pentagon to award the Purple Heart or its civilian equivalent to the victims of the attack.
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