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Legislation introduced by Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA) allowing for more VA services for homeless veterans and strengthening the HUD-VA Supportive Housing program—among other provisions—has been signed into law by President Donald Trump.

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 also aims to improve the Transition Assistance Program for servicemembers returning to civilian life and includes legislation by Levin’s colleagues to increase VA oversight, a statement from Levin’s office said.

“I am proud to lead H.R. 7105 to provide much-needed relief for veterans during this pandemic, and strengthen their benefits in the years beyond,” Levin said. “I am deeply grateful for the partnership of Chairman Mark Takano and all of my colleagues who contributed to this legislation.”

Levin—who represents the 49th Congressional District, which includes Camp Pendleton and South Orange County—has often advocated for veterans while in office.

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  • This article is a regurgitation of a Levin staff PR item. Notice the title of the bill. Both named parties are Republicans. Of course, the President, who signed the bill is also a Republican.

    Never mind, that Mr. Levin, who sponsored this bill, voted to impeach the President (twice), and spoke today from the floor of the house about the evils of the President and those Republicans who believe in his policies. For some reason, the President signed his legislation — if it was his.

    If Levin gets credit for supporting Veterans in this minor way, what of the President? What of the two Republicans who are named in the title of the bill?

    It is the opportunity of an incumbent to take credit for the sun rising. But discerning voters should pay attention to what that person is actually doing.

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