SAN MATEO, CA - Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence of the Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s announcement that he is bringing all U.S. troops home from Iraq by the end of the year:

“I applaud the President for fulfilling his promise to end the war in Iraq and bring home all of our troops. As our brave men and women come home, we must make sure they receive the services and help they deserve to reintegrate into civilian life. It is time for us to wind down America’s wars abroad and focus on creating jobs here at home and investing in our country."