More on Keeping Promises to America's Vets
Posted by Kelsey Hartigan
Following President Obama's address, over 1 million people signed on and submitted questions to the White House. Ben Rhodes further elaborated on President Obama's commitment to veterans issues, which James also detailed earlier.
According to Rhodes: The administration has implemented the largest investment in veteran funding that we’ve seen in the past three decades.President Obama is committed to establishing a 21st century VA that works for veterans. The administration has significantly increased funding for:
Rhodes also detailed a few of the initiatives taken by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden to strengthen support for military families, including, increasing in pay for troops and extending daycare efforts to make it easier for spouses while their partner is serving the U.S.
Electronic medical records that can easily pass from DoD to VA
Signature wounds of wars in Iraq & Afghanistan…physical injuries sustained from IEDs as well as PTSD
Underserved areas in rural America so vets don’t have to travel long distances