Senator Coburn has introduced an amendment, the Housing for Heroes Act, to the Foreclosure Prevention Act that would redirect federal funding for Congressional earmarks to veterans housing assistance. As earmark spending paid for with federal housing funds has increased, the amount of housing assistance for veterans has declined. This amendment would reprioritize veterans over special interests.
Amendment 4399 – Requires the Department of Housing and Urban Development to determine how many veterans are homeless and allows funding from earmarks to reprogrammed to provide housing assistance to homeless veterans.
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