Historic 21st Century GI Bill Adopted In The Senate

Historic 21st Century GI Bill Adopted In The Senate

Washington - Today, the U.S. Senate passed the 21st Century G.I. bill by a bipartisan and veto-proof 75-22 vote. The legislation will, among other things, secure billions to provide veterans with tuition coverage and additional higher education benefits. U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) made the following statement:

"With American sons and daughters serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and overextended by lengthy deployments and inadequate rest between tours, this is an opportune time to show our respect and support in any way we can. This incredibly important victory for our veterans ensures that they have the opportunity to receive a college education, to keep our country competitive in the global economy, and to achieve the American Dream. The President had said in the past that funding a new G.I. Bill for veterans' education is too expensive, but this bipartisan and veto-proof vote speaks louder than his words. It proves that supporting our troops as they so selflessly and valiantly serve our nation is a priority that crosses party lines."

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