For Immediate Release Contact: Raiyan Syed
April 18, 2008 (856) 222-9707
ADLER STATEMENT ON POST 9/11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008
(Mount Laurel, NJ) – State Senator John Adler, the Democratic candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s 3rd district released the following statement regarding his support of HR. 5740, Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008:
“Our country must continue its long tradition of providing educational assistance and benefits to our brave veterans,” said Adler. “At a time when our brave men and women in uniform are making so many great sacrifices for our country, it is imperative that we update and expand the Montgomery GI Bill to increase benefits for National Guard and Reserve members, and meet the challenges of the 21st Century.”
“I thank Congressman Saxton for co-sponsoring this important legislation and want to assure the people of the 3rd district that as a candidate to replace him in Congress, I will continue this mission to honor America’s fighting men and women,” Adler continued. “It is my hope that when this bill comes before Congress that it will pass unanimously and that President Bush will sign it into law immediately.”
“I believe our war heroes deserve nothing but the most comprehensive health care and educational benefits our nation can provide, and I will not stop fighting on their behalf in Congress until that goal is achieved.”
Jeff Flake is hopeless on bills like this. He was one of 27 House members to vote on Thursday against saving the student loan program. He voted against President Bush’s AIDS program, Katrina relief, and other programs nearly all decent House members voted for. He doesn’t give a shit about vets.