Reps. Scott, Carney, Salazar & Sen. Lautenberg to Announce Bicameral Support for Sen. Jim Webb’s GI Bill

June 13, 2007
Press Release
(Washington D.C.) - On Thursday at 1:00pm, Senators Jim Webb (D-VA) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressmen Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Chris Carney (D-PA) and representatives from endorsing veterans organizations will express their support for the “Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007,” following Congressman Scott’s introduction of the bill in the House of Representatives.

The bill, introduced by Senator Jim Webb in January, seeks to provide veterans of the 9/11 era with educational benefits similar to those provided to service members at the end of World War II. Senator Lautenberg, a WWII veteran and the most recent co-sponsor of S.22 in the Senate, attended college on the GI Bill. 

WHO:        Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), Vietnam Veteran
                Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), WWII Veteran
                Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), MA National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve
                Congressman Chris Carney (D-PA), Iraq War Veteran
                    Congressman John Salazar (D-CO), Veteran, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
                        
                Eric Hilleman
, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
                Rick Weidman, Veterans of America (VVA)
                Bill Ferguson, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)
                Ruth Ewalt, Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)
                Frank Yoakam, Enlisted Association of the
                                                              National Guard of the United States (EANGUS)

WHAT:      Press Conference to Announce Bicameral support for the Post-9/11 Veterans GI Bill 

WHEN:      Thursday, June 14th at 1:00pm

WHERE:    Mansfield Room, U.S. Capitol

** Credentials required for entrance into U.S. Capitol.  To obtain credentials, please contact the Senate Press Gallery – Print (202-224-0241) and Radio & TV (202-224-6421).

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