04.25.13

Sanders, Burr Propose Legislation for Homeless Veterans

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs today proposed legislation to help the Department of Veterans Affairs meet its goal to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015.
The Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2013 is sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate veterans' panel.
While there has been a 17 percent decline in the number of homeless veterans since 2009, there still were more than 62,000 homeless veterans as of the latest count by the VA.