House Passes #ForeverGIBill
Washington, July 24, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527 |
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the House passed a bill to extend and improve the GI Bill:
“Today is a great day for our nation’s heroes. I’m especially proud of the bipartisan work we’ve done to pass legislation to expand the education benefits veterans earn through the GI Bill and, for the first time in history, allow them to utilize these benefits throughout their entire lives.
“Time and time again, the members of the House have come together across party lines to put our nation’s heroes first, and this bill is no exception. I thank my colleagues and Veterans Service Organizations for their hard work to make the #ForeverGIBill a reality, and I look forward to getting it to President Trump’s desk without delay.”
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Phil Roe, would remove time restrictions to use the GI Bill, enabling future eligible recipients to use their GI bill benefits for their entire lives, as opposed to the current 15-year timeline. Click here for more information. Read the bill here.