Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans:
The politicians are throwing out a bone, but only after the ACLU filed a lawsuit.
Senator Dianne Feinstein says the $35.5M she’s getting for the homeless Veteran problem in Los Angeles is “One step closer.” Huh?
This is more like the first step. How far away is the finish line?
Here’s a link to article of April 30, 2008, on “The Front Page On Line,” and the contents of this article and other issues are what led to the Veterans Revolution and Sunday Rallies. The Old Veterans Guard started out as “We the Veterans.”
Three and-a-half years later and neither Senator Feinstein or her deputy, Trevor Daley, have ever gotten in touch with us.
Expect more of these insulting bones to be thrown at Veterans in the name of resolving the homeless shelter problem. One pitiful bone at a time.
It’s time to stop barking and start biting. Throw back this bone to the Senator and tell her to put some meat on it because she’s about 90% away from the goal line of totally rebuilding the Home.
Feinstein: $35.5 Million for Homeless Veteran Housing in Los Angeles is ‘One Step Closer’
Senate committees approve critical funding to reverse high number of homeless at West LA Veterans Administration Medical Center
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today announced that legislation to spend $35.5 million to address a severe shortage of housing options for homeless veterans in Los Angeles has passed committee and will advance to the full Senate.
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee favorably reported language for this project on Wednesday. Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee followed by passing legislation endorsing the swift approval of this project.
“We are one step closer to finally getting help and essential housing to the most vulnerable veterans in Los Angeles as they adjust to civilian life,” said Senator Feinstein. “These men and women sacrificed their wellbeing for our safety, and it is incumbent upon us to put an end to the poor conditions they face.”
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Feinstein included an amendment to the FY2012 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. The amendment expresses support for the men and women who have served our nation but have fallen on hard times, and authorizes the Veterans Administration to renovate Building 209 at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
Last year Senator Feinstein secured a commitment from the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki, to renovate three buildings on the West LA VA Medical Center campus to help accommodate the additional services for the 8,131 homeless veterans in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
“One out of every 10 veterans without a roof over their head lives in Los Angeles. That is completely unacceptable and an absolute tragedy,” said Senator Feinstein. “This legislation must still be passed by the full Senate and the House of Representatives, and I am firmly committed to seeing this project through to completion.”
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