Local congressional lawmakers are continuing to push legislation to support the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.
In both houses of Congress, Central Texas’ representatives filed bills to provide Purple Hearts, and the civilian equivalent, to those killed or wounded during the shooting Nov. 5, 2009, at Fort Hood’s Soldier Readiness Processing Center. The bill also would designate the shooting as “terrorism” instead of workplace violence.
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