Radio station WGIR in Red Hampshire gave credit to McCain for bringing this to the attention of the American people. I must have missed that announcement.
The Pentagon spoke to the media about this issue FOUR days before the shutdown, it was not really reported, but Obama and Congress KNEW it was going to be an issue and did nothing.
When a Marine’s family just didn’t have the money to go to Dover to claim their loved one that died in combat- or money for funeral and other expenses the Marine Family Organization started raising money to help them. Then it was realized there were several other families in the same boat and Fisher House became involved. Both the Marine organization and Fisher House received and are still getting donations for this. The media did report that, and only then did John McCain and others make statements. Donald Trump offered to pay for the funerals as well.