29 Jan '14, 3am

#IAVA press release: "Obama Commits to Vets Future – but Misses Urgent Retirement Issue"

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2014) – Recognizing the sacrifice of veterans, President Obama tonight addressed critical issues facing veterans returning from serving in Iraq and Afghanistan including mental health care, the VA disability claims backlog and unemployment. Yet, the President failed to address veterans’ current fight to protect military retirement benefits. Earlier today, veterans and military families protested Congressional cuts to military benefits at a morning press conference and during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing. Calling it a broken promise to those who serve, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) urged Congress to restore cuts to military retirement benefits. IAVA Founder and CEO Paul Rieckhoff attended the State of the Union as a guest of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and issued the following statement:

Full article: http://iava.org/press-room/press-releases/obama-commits-v...

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