Schumer pushes bill to help homeless vets

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging his colleagues to pass legislation that would give homeless veterans more housing.

According to Schumer, too many of New York state's veterans do not have access to the support they need, especially those who are homeless.

The Veteran Housing Stability Act was introduced in late July by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., along with Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii. But Schumer told reporters this week he wants to find a way to move it along in the upper chamber.

"We owe it to our veterans to ensure they can find affordable, safe housing and stay off the streets after protecting the many freedoms we know and cherish," Schumer said.