President Obama, who paid tribute to the nation's military veterans Sunday in a wreath ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, tweeted several times to mark the occasion.
Today, President Obama "laid a wreath to remember every service member who has ever worn our nation's uniform." twitter.com/whitehouse/sta…— The White House (@whitehouse) November 12, 2012
Although there is bipartisan agreement by members of Congress on supporting veterans, several lawmakers used the holiday to argue for solutions to various policy issues that plague the veteran community.
Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) focused on the issue of veterans healthcare. Sen. John CornynJohn CornynGun-control supporters plan next steps versus NRA Senate to vote on two gun bills Senate Dems rip GOP on immigration ruling MORE (R-Texas) urged fellow lawmakers to move more swiftly in addressing the backlog of veteran disability claims.