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Congress wants to stop Nazis from getting Social Security payments

The U.S. House is taking up a bill that couldn't possibly have a more straightforward name: the No Social Security For Nazis Act.

The House may vote on the measure later today or tomorrow, with the Senate set to take up an identical bill at a later date. Legislators across both chambers and parties introduced legislation last month to stop suspected war criminals from collecting Social Security payments. An Associated Press investigation showed dozens of them have collected millions in benefits since leaving the U.S., due to a legal loophole. Suspected Nazis are already barred from receiving other U.S. government benefits.

Looks like there may just be an issue Congress can agree on, after all.