United States House Committee on Armed Services - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"It is responsible for funding and oversight of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the United States armed forces,"
United States Senate Committee on Armed Services - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Committee on Armed Services is a committee of the United States Senate empowered with legislative oversight of the nation's military, including the Department of Defense, military research and development, nuclear energy (as pertaining to national security), benefits for members of the military, the Selective Service System and other matters related to defense policy. "
This is why I hold Congress, not the President, responsible for this oversight. They are the ones that should have known how military families make it to funerals. And since those bills start in the House, then the House is the one that should have ensured it was done right. That is where I would place the blame.
At the current time, Rep. Buck McKeon (R) is the chair for the House Committte, and Sen. Carl Levin (D) is the chair for the Senate Committee. 26 Senators and 62 Representatives. But their fellow Congressmen should have been the first people asking to ensure that they covered everything.