24 Jul '17, 4pm

THIS WEEK → The #ForeverGIBill. https://t.co/Y8BCyX5UoP

WASHINGTON — One week after a sweeping expansion of veterans’ education benefits was introduced in the House and fast-tracked to a vote, an identical bill was introduced Thursday in the Senate. The legislation eliminates the 15-year limit afforded veterans to use their education benefits after leaving military service. It also restores benefits to veterans whose schools abruptly close and boosts aid for dependents, Purple Heart recipients, technical education and members of the National Guard and Reserve. The bill also fixes a Pentagon deployment authorization that has kept about 5,000 reservists and guardsmen from accumulating education benefits. Altogether, it combines 18 bills and is expected to increase GI Bill costs by $3 billion in 10 years. The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs voted unanimously Wednesday to send the bill to the House floor. House Majority Leader...

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