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Republican Senators Block Homeless Veterans Bill

Steve Benen hit this nail on the head. With an estimated 107,000 homeless veterans, this is pretty low, even for Republicans. Just shameles

Steve Benen hit this nail on the head.

With an estimated 107,000 homeless veterans, this is pretty low, even for Republicans.

Just shameless. And Republicans accuse Democrats of hating the troops.

Sen. Patty Murray's (D-Wash.) bill on homeless veterans seems like the kind of legislation that should be approved rather easily. But in this Senate, nothing's easy.

As the senator's office explained, her Homeless Women Veterans and Homeless Veterans With Children Act would "expand assistance for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with children and would increase funding and extend federal grant programs to address the unique challenges faced by these veterans."

It was approved in committee with bipartisan support, and Murray brought it to the floor this morning, seeking unanimous consent. She didn't get it -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) objected on behalf of Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), who apparently was concerned about funding. Read on...

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