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U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee Supports New Legislation Aimed at Homeless Veterans - The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee
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The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee is proud to announce that it has renewed its membership in the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.  The NCHV is dedicated to ending homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy, promoting collaboration, and building the capacity of service providers.
 

Our Mission

The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee is committed to standing up for the nearly 22,000 veterans who have no home and who are suffering from a terminal illness.  The Committee's mission is to lobby Congress to do right by our heroes and fund the establishment of a national network of hospices dedicated to caring for our homeless and ailing heroes.

 

 

U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee Supports New Legislation Aimed at Homeless Veterans

             The U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee recently delivered letters of support for two critical pieces of legislation in the 113th Congress. Congressman Chris Collins recently introduced H.R. 4725, The Care for Our Heroes Act, and Congresswoman Julia Brownley introduced H.R. 4674, the Guarantee Housing for Terminally Ill Veterans Act.

              “There are thousands of bills introduced in every session of Congress,” states Legislative Director Sean Ferritor. “The key is to have the support of our membership, so that our legislative team can identify the most important pieces of legislation that can help homeless veterans with terminal illnesses. Both Congressman Collins and Congresswoman Brownley

are staunch supporters of our military and veterans. Thanks to our members and supporters we now have a direct line of communication with both Representatives to try and amend their bills in the 114th Congress to directly address terminally ill homeless veterans,” concluded Ferritor.

              Thanks to your steadfast support, the U.S. Veterans Hospice Committee has been branching out to members on both sides of the aisle to try and use whatever legislation or language necessary to finally connect the dots and create a VA-funded network of hospice facilities dedicated solely to terminally ill homeless veterans.

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Thanks from the VA


Petzel"Thank you for your advocacy on behalf of America's homeless Veterans and continuing support of our mission."

--Robert A. Petzel, M.D.
Under Secretary for Health (2010-2014)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
 

 

 

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