Members of Congress have a hefty to-do list waiting for them when they return to Washington on Monday, topped by a quick decision on whether to support President Barack Obama’s plans for a military strike in Syria.That issue, a response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons in a civil war, is already roiling and there’s little doubt the House and Senate will give it prompt attention.Key budget decisions must also be made this month, and part of that will be a GOP effort to cut off funding for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Again, these decisions will be made without delay, as will many others before the Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day holiday. Add one more item to the list calling for prompt attention. Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Reps. John Carter of Round Rock and Roger Williams of Austin, all Republicans, have introduced the Honoring Fort Hood Heroes Act. The bill seeks greater compensation for the victims and families of soldiers and civilians injured and killed in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting by Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist.The three lawmakers have long ave fought for this compensation. Fort Hood, at Killeen in Central Texas, overlaps the districts of Carter and Williams.Hasan was convicted last month of killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 at the base. He was given a death sentence and sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to await appeals.Those killed and injured by Hasan have been classified as victims of workplace violence, denying them the compensation given those involved in combat or a terrorist attack. The Honoring Fort Hood Heroes Act seeks to change that for both military and civilian victims by officially labeling Hasan’s rampage as terrorism. Indeed, Hasan has said he carried out the attack to protect members of the Taliban, whom the soldiers were about to be deployed to fight.There’s no doubt that “workplace violence” understates the magnitude of what happened at Fort Hood. The victims and their families deserve better.Congress must promptly take up and consider the Honoring Fort Hood Heroes Act.