Posted: Jul 23, 2013 3:16 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. | U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) today introduced an amendment to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill that would disqualify violent criminals from receiving federal housing assistance.
The Senate will vote on this amendment this week.
"It's reasonable to say that if you're a violent criminal, federal taxpayers should not have to pay for your housing," Vitter said. "This amendment will also protect those innocent folks who need federal housing assistance from these violent criminals, rather than congregating criminals together with the innocent folks who deserve better."