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On any given night, an estimated 131,000 veterans are homeless. For fiscal year 2010, Rep. Israel worked to secure full funding for Veterans Administration homelessness programs. Total federal spending on homeless veterans for FY2010 totaled its highest level ever - $3.2 billion. That includes $150 million for a homeless veterans shelters grants program and $50 million for a new program to convert unused VA facilities into housing for homeless veterans.
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On Sunday, March 21, 2010, the House of Representatives passed Rep. Israel's resolution honoring Cold War Veterans (H.Res.900). The resolution supports the goals and ideals of a Cold War Veterans Recognition Day to honor the sacrifices and contributions made by members of the Armed Forces during the Cold War.