ABA President Urges Congress to Support Bill Helping Connect Homeless Vets to Legal Services - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 24, 2019
ABA President Bob Carlson this week urged the Senate’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs to support legislation that would help remove barriers preventing homeless veterans from receiving vital benefits, services and treatment, the ABA Journal reports. In a letter sent to committee Chair Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, and ranking member Jon Tester, D-Montana, Carlson said that S 980, the Homeless Veterans Prevention Act, would allow the Veterans Affairs Secretary to enter into appropriate private-public partnerships to deliver legal services to veterans experiencing homelessness.