WASHIGNTON, D.C. (KMHL) – Congressman Collin Peterson says it’s time for Congress to support the country’s most vulnerable veterans. Peterson is using Veteran’s Day this year to call for funding for a pair of Veteran’s Homes in his district.

Peterson says VA home projects in Bemidji and Montevideo have worked for years to be eligible for Priority One funding under the VA State Home Construction Grant Program – and now that both qualify – he says it’s unclear if either home will receive funding this year.

He says the program is being underfunded – and says he believes these types of projects should be a top priority for Appropriators and this Congress.