Pelosi Statement on 70th Anniversary of the GI Bill

Jun 20, 2014
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 70th anniversary of the date President Roosevelt signed the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 into law:

“In 1944, with millions of American servicemen still locked in a mortal struggle against tyranny in both hemispheres, our nation looked towards a future of peace.  Our nation made a solemn commitment to honor the service and sacrifice of our troops in word and deed, and to look after all those who made it home.

“The impact of the first GI Bill has rippled through our society ever since — in the prosperity it shaped, in the middle class it built and in the example it set for caring for veterans in war and peace.  It was on the bedrock of that law that Democrats enacted the Post-9/11 GI Bill to expand our nation’s commitment to veterans’ healthcare, education and economic opportunities.  Since 2009, this law has supported the education of over 1.2 million veterans and family members.

“As we mark this anniversary, let us once again renew our pledge to those who served our nation in uniform: that just as the military leaves no one behind on the battlefield, we must leave no veteran behind when they come home.”


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