Last week, a bipartisan group of Senators, Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Gary Peters (D-MI), introduced the Honoring Civil Servants Killed in the Line of Duty Act to raise the benefit for survivors from $10,000 to $100,000, bringing it more in line with benefits for federal civilian employees killed abroad. It would also raise the payment for funeral expenses to $8,800, up from the $800 that has been in place for 56 years. The current $10,000 death benefit amount was set in 1997, and the $800 funeral expense payment dates back to 1966. By comparison, the family of a federal civil employee killed abroad under chief of mission authority is entitled to $185,100.