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The lawmakers warned that "our armed forces are in the midst of a suicide epidemic."
U.S. Army statistics show that more than 200 troops have killed themselves this year, more than in 2008, which was a record year.
"By overturning this policy on letters of condolence to the families of suicide victims, you can send a strong signal that you will not tolerate a culture in our armed forces that discriminates against those with a mental illness," the lawmakers wrote.