Nov. 9 - In his weekly address, President Obama thanks veterans for their service and says he will urge congress to pass the Veterans Jobs Corps Act. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
President Barack Obama is marking Veterans' Day Weekend in his weekly radio and internet address by thanking the men and women who have served in the military. The President said he is proud of their service and will do everything possible to ensure America always has their back. "If you fight for your country overseas, you should never have to fight for a job when you come home. I've made sure the federal government leads by example. I'm going to keep calling on Congress to do the right thing and pass the Veterans Jobs Corps," Obama said. He was referring to a bill that would require the creation of a veterans jobs corps to employ veterans. "Put our veterans to work rebuilding America," Obama said. The president is promoting various programs to hire and educate veterans. He said that since he took office, the U.S. has hired about 300,000 veterans in the federal government.