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House bill directs TSA to give unclaimed clothes to homeless vets

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Instead of letting the airlines profit again on their customers? What a smart and sensible idea. Oh look, a woman introduced it!

The House will likely consider a bill next week that would give homeless veterans unclaimed clothing recovered at U.S. airports.

The Clothe a Homeless Hero Act would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to transfer all unclaimed clothing recovered at airports to local veterans organizations or other local charitable organizations for distribution to homeless or needy veterans and their families.

Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) introduced H.R. 6328this summer.

Del. Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) is co-sponsoring the legislation.

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12 percent decline in homeless military vets from 2010 to 2011

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Yeah, the President and his administration have done nothing in three years.

Homelessness among military veterans dropped nearly 12 percent on a typical night from January 2010 to January 2011, according to the results of a national report announced today by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Urban Development.

The Annual Homeless Assessment report showed that nearly 67,500 vets were homeless on a single night in January 2011, down from 76,330 in January 2010.

The agencies attribute the drop to the five-year plan, launched by the Department of Veterans Affairs in November 2009, to end homelessness among vets by 2015.

Since 2009, the VA and HUD have worked with more than 4,000 communities' agencies to house nearly 33,600 vets in permanent housing with case managers and VA health care.

A recent VA study of veterans who graduated from residential rehabilitation and transitional housing programs showed that 79 percent remained independently housed one year later.

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