Mazie Hirono Intros Bill to Extend Veteran Homelessness Programs
Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) on Tuesday introduced bipartisan legislation to extend several federal homeless veteran programs for the next fiscal year through 2020. Currently, these programs are set to expire on September 30th without congressional action. The Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018, introduced with Senator John Boozman (R-AR), aims to renew seven veterans programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor including Healthcare for Homeless Veterans, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program, among others. “Organizations in Hawaii and nationwide are working hard every day to help ensure our country’s veterans have access to necessary resources and a permanent, stable roof over their heads,” said Hirono. “We cannot allow funding for these critical programs to lapse and I thank Senator Boozman for his strong support in this fight to keep our commitments to our veterans and their families.” More here.