Senate moves bill covering fertility care for vets
"We wake up to the joys of our kids every day and I can't picture my life without them now," Matt Keil added in a telephone interview.
The legislation is estimated to cost $568 million over five years, to be covered through savings from scaling down military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Rep. Jeff Miller, the Republican chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, said he's anxious to pass the bill this Congress, but he has concerns that the legislation would take money away from troops still fighting in Afghanistan to pay for the new benefit, .
Matt McAlvanah, a spokesman for Murray, said any notion that the funding for fertility treatments would impact troops in the field is false.
Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., is spearheading efforts in the House to get the legislation passed.