Tuesday, April 29, 2008 | 3:04 p.m.
Sen. Harry Reid threw his support behind the new and improved G.I. Bill Tuesday.
Reid praised the improvements as the continued fulfillment of an idea fostered by President Abraham Lincoln 140 years ago when he took the oath of office for his second term. Reid also pointed out that veterans services were one area in politics that both sides could put aside their interests and make decisions based purely on the interests of those that have willingly served our country.
"At its heart, this bill is about helping a large and deserving group of young men and women readjust to civilian life we enjoy because of the sacrifices they make," said Reid.
Today, the bill would financially aid veterans in pursuing an education so that they can come back and find success after their time away.
Reid gave special thanks to both Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. and Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va. for their personal service in the drafting of the new G.I. Bill.