What: All Issues : Aid to Less Advantaged People, at Home & Abroad : America's Poor : H.R. 2861. Fiscal 2004 VA-HUD Appropriations/Vote to Increase Funding for Low-Income Housing Vouchers; Vouchers Which Are Made Available to the Poor to Secure Housing. (2003 house Roll Call 453)
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H.R. 2861. Fiscal 2004 VA-HUD Appropriations/Vote to Increase Funding for Low-Income Housing Vouchers; Vouchers Which Are Made Available to the Poor to Secure Housing.
house Roll Call 453     Jul 25, 2003
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Win
Qualifies as polarizing?
Yes
Is this vote crucial?
Yes

One of the many duties of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is to foster affordable housing in the nation's urban areas. During debate on the 2004 VA-HUD appropriations bill-a measure to provide funding for veterans' programs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), NASA, the EPA, and other federal programs and independent agencies-Congressman Nadler (D-NY) offered an amendment to increase the amount of funding in HUD's budget for low-income housing vouchers by $150 million (bringing the total allocation for the voucher program to $12.3 billion). Progressives endorsed Nadler's proposal as a way to help low-income families afford a home and also to prevent families from being forced out of their community due to rising rent prices. Twenty-four Republicans joined a solid majority of Democrats in supporting Nadler's amendment and the measure was adopted on a 217-208 vote.

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