On June 12, Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) introduced resolution H. Res. 314, which would express the sense of the House of Representatives that the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) statute should be amended to ensure that all veterans’ service organizations are eligible to use CDBG funds for public facilities improvements.
The resolution notes that the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and other veteran service organizations provide services to veterans such as benefit assistance, career services, homeless outreach, educational programs, and emergency shelter. However, there have been situations in which some local posts were considered ineligible to use CDBG for their facilities.
The resolution was referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
H. Res. 314 is at https://www.congress.gov/114/bills/hres314/BILLS-114hres314ih.pdf