Chairman Roe’s Legislation to Expand, Extend GI Bill Signed into Law
Washington, August 16, 2017 | For more information, contact: Tiffany Haverly, (202) 225-3527 |
Today, Chairman Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the legislation he authored to expand and extend the GI Bill was signed into law:
“Today our commitment to support and care for the men and women who have served our great nation has been reinforced with the signing of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017. This legislation will enable veterans to use the education benefits they’ve earned through the GI Bill when and how it suits them best, setting them up for future success in whatever career they pursue. This law would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of every Veterans Service Organization and the bipartisan cooperation of both chambers of Congress. I’m also grateful to President Trump and Secretary Shulkin for their unfailing commitment to America’s heroes. Our student veterans are some of the very best of this country, and I’m proud we can support them with this new law.”
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 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.