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ACCOMPLISHMENTS
April 9th, 2009

Directed the Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs to create a single computerized medical record to make sure veterans transitioning from active duty to civilian life continue to receive the highest level of medical care. Boosted the Veterans Affairs budget to ensure veterans receive timely access to the highest quality benefits and services.
May 7th, 2009

August 1st, 2009

Implemented and improved the most comprehensive educational benefit for veterans since the original GI Bill of 1944.
October 28th, 2009

Instituted screenings of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans coming to the VA for the first time for symptoms of PTSD, depression, and problem drinking to help
May 5th, 2010

make sure they receive the appropriate care.

Signed the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act into law to improve care for 1.8 million women who have served their country in the military. Signed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" so that patriotic gay men and women no longer have to live a lie in order to defend the country they love.
April 12th, 2011 December 22nd, 2010

Launched the Joining Forces Initiative, led by the First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden, to mobilize the private and public sectors to give American service members and their families the support and opportunities they deserve. Announced new initiatives to help veterans find work and return to civilian life, including tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed veterans and a "reverse boot camp" to help provide returning service members with job
October 19th, 2011 August 5th, 2011

training and career services.

Announced a commitment by the American Logistics Association and their 270 affiliate companies to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013. Announced the end of the Iraq war and pledged to bring all American troops home by the end of the year.
November 21st, 2011 October 21st, 2011

Signed tax credits into law for companies that hire unemployed or disabled veterans.

PAID FOR BY OBAMA FOR AMERICA

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