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House for Sale in Washington, D.C. (CNN) A House committee in April 2016 passed a $100 million measure to build hundreds of temporary detention centers for homeless detainees, with plans to add a couple dozen facilities each year after Trump made an executive order to reduce the number of such detention centers in his proposed budget proposal.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Thomas Massie and Ranking Democrat Darrell Issa (Calif.) each unveiled the bills under a bipartisan effort to raise tax revenue for the U.S. federal government and increase its spending efforts.
Both the “A” and “B” bills would end homelessness, reduce the number of homeless people getting kicked out of jails and provide funding for community colleges and community organizations to treat homeless people.
The legislation makes the following changes to the federal budget. The first is that Trump’s budget proposals add $200 million for the Justice Department, the Justice Department for the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which would allow for funding for mental health and treatment services under President Barack Obama.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said the Trump administration has been “wasting significant taxpayer dollars” by approving new policies and regulations that hurt refugees, immigrants, veterans (and other vulnerable groups) and other immigrant populations and