Statements and Releases

  • Supporting our troops: The post 9/11 Gi Bill

    Today, President Obama celebrated the beginning of implementation of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. This bill, through its Yellow Ribbon Programs and partnerships with colleges and universities throughout the nation, will provide our service members with the most generous educational benefits package since the original GI Bill of 1944.


  • Background on the post-9-11 GI bill

    On Monday morning, the President and the Vice President will join VA Secretary Shinseki, Senator Jim Webb and former Senator John Warner to mark the implementation of the post-9/11 GI Bill. This bill honors the countless sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform by providing them with comprehensive education benefits.


  • Statement from the President on the news that the remains of Capt. Michael "Scott" Speicher have been recovered

    The news that Captain Speicher's remains have been recovered is a reminder of the selfless service that led him to make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. As with all our service men and women considered Missing in Action, we remain steadfast in our determination to bring our American heroes home.


  • Statement from the President on House Energy and Commerce Committee Passage of Health Insurance Reform

    I’m pleased that the third and final House committee working on health reform legislation has successfully passed a bill that would provide quality, affordable health insurance for all Americans. This historic step by the House Energy and Commerce Committee moves us closer to health insurance reform than we have ever been before.