Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Hill Watching, May 12th, 2008 - Detainee Health & Housing Bill Exclusions

On Senate side, this bill will likely be controversial, but I have no objections. In America, we need to treat all individuals the same when it comes to providing health care, whether detainees or not.

By Mr. MENENDEZ (for himself, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. AKAKA, and Mr. LIEBERMAN):
S. 3005. A bill to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish procedures for the timely and effective delivery of medical and mental health care to all immigration detainees in custody, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary. [S4028]

Not much happening in the House today either, but here is a bill by Rep. Foster stating drug dealers, sex offenders and those who have committed mortgage fraud are not allowed to participate in Housing/Foreclosure Prevention bill provisions:

H.R. 6021. A bill to prohibit the purchase or lease of housing acquired using Federal loan or grant funds appropriated for the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed housing under the Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2008 by any individual convicted under Federal or State law of a drug-dealing offense, a sex offense, or mortgage fraud; to the Committee on Financial Services. [H3408]

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