For Immediate Release - Friday, June 9, 2006
Contact - Stephanie DuBois, (202) 225-5456
Recognized for legislative efforts by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
(Washington, D.C.) - First District Congressman Jeb Bradley was honored this week by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans for his legislative efforts on behalf of homeless veterans in New Hampshire and across the country.
"More than 1.5 million veterans live in poverty in the United States, and we should never falter in our promise to those who have sacrificed for our country," stated Bradley. "I am honored to receive this award, but there is still much to be done to ensure that our homeless veterans get the supportive services and care they need to once again become productive members of society."
As a Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Bradley has been a tireless advocate for veterans, ensuring that those who have honorably served our country receive the benefits they need and deserve. This past February, Bradley introduced bipartisan legislation in the House that will help to combat homelessness among veterans by providing supportive services to very low-income veterans in their homes. H.R.4746, the "Services to Prevent Veterans' Homelessness Act," would authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives to provide for supportive services for very low-income veterans occupying permanent housing. Bradley has also been a long-time supporter of Liberty House, a transitional living facility for homeless veterans in Manchester.