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DC Notebook: A drinking game for Sen. Lee’s State of the Union response



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"Every day, mayors are proving that you don’t have to wait for the gridlock to clear in Congress in order to make things happen," the president said. "Now, Mayor Greg Stanton in Phoenix and Mayor Ralph Becker in Salt Lake City have ended chronic homelessness among veterans."

Phoenix and Salt Lake, with the help of federal resources, competed to see which city could provide housing to homeless vets first. Phoenix won, but only by a few months. In January, Becker said the city had eight homeless veterans, but only because they didn’t accept housing.

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