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POTUS Events: A New GI Bill

Then-Sen. Barack Obama greets Marine Corps veterans with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson at the Veteran's Memorial Park in Las Cruces, N.M., May 26, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

President Obama receives his daily briefing and economic briefing beginning at 9:30 a.m.

At 10:30 a.m., Obama, with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki, will travel to George Mason University in Virginia to commemorate the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which went into effect on Aug. 1. Obama will deliver remarks on the bill at 11:05 a.m.

Obama meets with His Highness Shaykh Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah, Amir of the State of Kuwait at 12:30 p.m., and will have lunch with Amir and Vice President Joe Biden at 12:45.

He will meet with senior advisers at 2:30 p.m. and with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) at 3:30.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs holds the dailiy press briefing at 1:00 p.m.

See our Federal City Digest for more events today in Washington.

Posted at 7:22 AM ET on Aug 3, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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My husbands nephew is in Iraq, his wife is all over myspace saying how she hates universal health care. She said it takes forever to be seen. I wasn't aware the service had a universal health care system. I know her son was hospitalized and spent several days in the hospital and care center and the state paid for it but now she is against help for others. My dad died in the veterans hospital in 1991 after Reagan cut funding for the vets care. He received excellent care as he was only one of a few men allowed a room. They built a new building but cut funds for staff.

Posted by: 1listener | August 3, 2009 8:22 PM

Um...that's "Emir", not "Amir". Jeeze.

Posted by: theSnaggle | August 3, 2009 9:16 AM

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