Ceremony on the Post-9/11 GI Bill

President Obama delivered remarks at a ceremony celebrating the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The previous year, President Bush signed into law a… read more

President Obama delivered remarks at a ceremony celebrating the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The previous year, President Bush signed into law a bill granting educational benefits to the members of the military who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. The Veterans Department began distributing tuition payments to schools participating in this program on August 1, 2009. Senator Jim Webb, who introduced the bill in Congress, former Senator John Warner, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki also spoke at this event held in the Harris Theater at George Mason University.

Waiting times, including bringing out the presidential seal, and the introduction of the president were eliminated. The president’s speech, with introduction, is also in program ID 288210-5. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
288210-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 3, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 4, 2009

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  • Aug 03, 2009 | 10:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2009 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2009 | 11:15am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2009 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2009 | 8:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 2009 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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