A historic and life-changing GI Bill has this week passed in the U.S. Senate, and now it will head to President Donald Trump’s desk for final approval. It has been said Trump will sign the bill.
Lawmakers in the Senate this week unanimously brought the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 one more step closer to reality.
House representatives late in July unanimously approved the GI Bill.
The bill expands access to higher education for veterans who become eligible for benefits next year, to wounded veterans and to surviving family members of troops killed in combat.
Additionally, there would be no more 15-year-cap to “use it or lose it” on tuition funding; rather, veterans would be able to access their benefits at any time.
The bill “would also open up qualifications for tuition assistance to more reservists who deploy on active duty, to Purple Heart recipients no matter the amount of time they served and also to surviving family members of veterans who die in the line of duty,” the Washington Post reported.