Clinton Wants More Aid For Homeless People
WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, Dec. 24) -- President Bill Clinton announced today he would propose an additional $327 million for homeless assistance in his next budget.
With that increase, Clinton said his fiscal 1999 budget request for homeless assistance would total $1.15 billion, a 40 percent increase over the current year's spending.
In a written statement, Clinton said, "As long as there are children waking up in America on Christmas morning without the comfort of a warm home, we have more work to do. Religious and community organizations are doing their part to help alleviate homelessness. The federal government must do its share too.
Clinton also praised those who spend time during the holiday season helping to feed the hungry and care for the homeless.
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Wednesday Dec. 24, 1997
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