As the Congress haggles over a budget deal, tax-break extensions and other thorny matters, lawmakers from both parties appear united on one thing: Nazis should not receive U.S. government retirement benefits.
The No Social Security for Nazis Act sailed without opposition through the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Senate will vote on an identical bill at a later date.
More than three dozen lawmakers from both Republican and Democratic parties and both chambers introduced the legislation last month after an Associated Press investigation showed that dozens of suspected World War Two criminals had collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments.
Many had lied about their Nazi past to get into the United States after the war.