Today the Senate agreed to the Heller Dependents of Homeless Veterans Amendment by unanimous consent. This amendment ensures that children of homeless veterans are eligible to receive services provided at veterans' homeless shelters and facilities funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"Congress has a responsibility to help veterans and their children who have fallen on hard times. Many homeless shelters are not authorized to serve the needs of children of homeless veterans, which is why I introduced this amendment. These children should never be turned away and, without a doubt, deserve much-needed assistance. I would like to thank my colleagues for their support on this issue," said Senator Dean Heller.