REP LIEU INTRODUCES BILL TO ADDRESS VETERAN FOOD INSECURITY
May 8, 2020
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) introduced a bill to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide food aid to veterans who are not living in permanent supportive housing on campus. The SAVE Act - or Supporting At-risk Veterans in an Emergency Act - will ensure the West Los Angeles VA and other VA campuses around the country have the legal authority to provide veterans experiencing hardship access to food.
"In this unprecedented time, many families and individuals from a variety of backgrounds are facing food insecurity and, unfortunately, veterans are among them. I'm proud to introduce the SAVE Act, which will give the VA the authority it needs to make sure veterans can receive emergency food aid. No one should go hungry - and that is especially true for our nation's heroes."