What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : H.R. 2861. Fiscal 2004 VA-HUD Appropriations/Vote to Fully-Fund a Program Which Provides Shelter and Transitional Housing Arrangements to the Homeless. (2003 house Roll Call 455)
 Who: All Members : New York, District 2 : King, Pete
[POW!]
 
H.R. 2861. Fiscal 2004 VA-HUD Appropriations/Vote to Fully-Fund a Program Which Provides Shelter and Transitional Housing Arrangements to the Homeless.
house Roll Call 455     Jul 25, 2003
Member's Vote
(progressive
or not)
Progressive Position
Progressive Result
(win or loss)

One function of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is to provide shelter and transitional housing arrangements to homeless individuals. The 2004 VA-HUD appropriations bill-a measure to fund veterans' affairs (VA) programs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-included $83 million less than the amount requested by President Bush for homelessness assistance programs. During debate on the appropriations bill, Congresswoman Lee (D-CA) introduced an amendment which would have increased funding for homelessness programs by $83 million in accordance with the President's original budget request. Progressives voted in favor of Lee's amendment because, in their view, Congress has a duty to insure that homeless individuals are protected from the elements and are provided options to help them find permanent living arrangements. A solid majority of Democrats voted in favor of Lee's amendment but the measure encountered stiff opposition from Republicans and was rejected 192-232.

N Y L
Issue Areas:
Key: Y=Yea, N=Nay, W=Win, L=Loss