Bush may veto homeless veterans housing billThe “Homes for Heroes Act” has been passed by the House of Representatives, but is facing a presidential veto if it makes it through the Senate.
HR 3329, which would provide shelter for homeless veterans and their families as well as lending assistance to help low-income veteran families from falling into homelessness, won House approval 412-9.
The White House immediately signaled that the legislation would be vetoed if it lands on the president’s desk because it includes prevailing wage requirements.
Rep. Al Green (D-Houston), who sponsored the bill, said its focus on helping homeless veterans was “the least a grateful nation can do,” and urged President Bush to reconsider his veto threat. The Senate version of the bill is sponsored by Barack Obama.
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