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Pelosi to speak in Milwaukee, Wednesday


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to speak to the American Legion's national convention in Milwaukee this morning.

Spokesman Brendan Daly says the San Francisco Democrat will be thanking the American Legion for helping Congress pass a series of bills to help troops, veterans and military families in the last four years.

According to Pelosi's office, those include expanded tuition benefits for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, tax credits for businesses that hire unemployed veterans, and additional funding for veterans' health care.

Daly says Pelosi will also be talking about how to help troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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