Friday, July 11, 2008

Bush may veto homeless veterans housing bill

The “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.

Read more at FortBendNow.*
* I had to search for a while but I finally found a non-AP report. For more on the blogger boycott of Associated Press, click here.


At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Brian O'Reilly I live in Boston. In 2004 I worked for Partners healthcare at Massachusetts general hospital as a computer technician,I received a phone call from president George Bush JR at the whitehouse,I was told to leave my job, pay my bills, change my name, and leave the area,and never mention a word of this to anyone,9 people I worked with were there when the president called, People I worked with kept asking me If I knew him,and asked me why he called,I then contacted my manager and submitted a transfer to the Charlestown facility that M.G.H has,I was so scared after receiving that phone call from Bush I left my job and left the state,and ended up homeless,all because of a phone call from the whitehouse that I had no explanation for,president George Bush Jr turned me into a homeless person on purpose.and used his position as president to do so I have witnesses to verify he called.I also found out after I left the state of MA,I received a phonecall from a former co-worker about a incident at my mother house 5 min prior to the phonecall,I then knew I was under surveillance,most likely I was also under surveillance when I was employed by Partners Healthcare.I need legal advice as to if this is legal to do to me,considering that I don't work for the whitehouse or the president.

Brian O'Reilly
The Pine Street Inn
(617) 892-9100


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