Legion Applauds New Legislation to Expand GI Bill Benefits

American Legion National Executive Director Verna Jones speaks during a press conference on July 13 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. (photo courtesy The American Legion)

American Legion National Executive Director Verna Jones speaks during a press conference on July 13 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. (photo courtesy The American Legion)

By Johnathon Clinkscales

Representatives from The American Legion National Headquarters office in Washington, D.C., joined several other veterans service organizations (VSOs) for a press conference on July 13 as House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Phil Roe, R-Tenn., and Ranking Member Tim Walz, D-Minn., introduced a new bill to expand GI Bill benefits.

The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, named for the principal architect of the original GI Bill, would improve and extend GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents.  READ MORE at Legion.org.

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