01 Aug '17, 10pm

'Forever GI Bill' losing momentum? Advocates intensify push for Senate vote

WASHINGTON — The House unanimously passed a large expansion of veterans education benefits last week, just nine days after the legislation was introduced in that chamber. But advocates are now concerned that momentum has been lost in the Senate. Student Veterans of America, the American Legion and other groups have been pressing Senate leadership to schedule a vote on the expanded GI Bill for the past week. “This is a broadly supported policy that should be taking center stage, and yet Senate leadership hasn’t made it a top priority to pass,” said Will Hubbard, vice president of government affairs for Student Veterans of America. Senate Republicans decided to delay the chamber’s August recess two weeks, pointing to a backlog of nominations. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said on the Senate floor that senators needed to use the work period before...

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