In This Issue:
1. Tough Fight Still Awaits New GI Bill

2. House Passes Vet Bills
3. Senate Healthcare Hearing
4. House Approves FY09 NDAA
5. Congress in Recess

1. Tough Fight Still Awaits New GI Bill: The Senate voted 75-22 to advance the VFW-backed GI Bill for the 21st century, but no one is celebrating yet, because S. 22 is attached to a war supplemental funding bill that also includes billions in domestic spending that the president said he would veto. Though there is still a long way to go before the 21st century GI Bill becomes reality, all VFW members should take great pride in yesterday’s overwhelming affirmation in the Senate. The Senate package now goes to the House to reconcile differences. The House passed the 21st century GI Bill last week by a vote of 256-166.

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