AMVETS National Commander Duane Miskulin looked on this afternoon alongside leaders from the nation's other top veterans' organizations, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, and Congressional leaders as President Barack Obama signed the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009 into law. To read AMVETS' official statement on today's signing, Click Here. Below are two more photos and official White House video from this afternoon.
(Video: Full video of the White House signing ceremony. Courtesy of the White House.)
(President Obama signs the bill into law as Congressional leaders look on. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)
(Cmdr. Miskulin presents VA Secretary Shinseki with an AMVETS National Commander's pen following the signing ceremony. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)
Cmdr. Miskulin also spoke with Stars & Stripes about the significance of advance appropriations legislation. To read the Stripes story, Click Here.
(Top photo: President Obama addresses guests and media assembled in the East Room at the White House for today's advance appropriations signing ceremony. AMVETS National Commander Miskulin, in the traditional gold cap, looks on along with other distinguished guests on the podium. Photo by Ryan Gallucci.)