The House is planning to reinstate death benefits to families of American troops that have been on hold since the government shutdown.
17 Americans have been killed in the past 9 days including a South Florida father whose plane went down near Colombia.
Volunteer groups-like Lead The Way Fund-are helping these families get to Washington, DC to greet the flag draped caskets of their loved ones at Dover Air Force Base.
Jim Reegan says it's the right thing to do.
Grieving family members usually get a 100-thousand-dollar death benefit payment within 36 hours of a death.