Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in recognition of the expansion of the GI Bill:
“When the first major expansion of the GI Bill in 25 years goes into effect this weekend, it will represent a significant victory for thousands of veterans nationwide.
“Thanks to tireless work from Sen. Webb and others, we will expand educational benefits for veterans at home state public colleges and universities. Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, some eligible veterans will also be able to attend participating private universities and colleges across America at potentially no cost. We owe our brave men and women who serve our country in uniform much more than we can ever fully repay, and they deserve our investment in their futures.
“Most importantly, this sends a strong message from Congress and the American people that we will not only support our troops on the battlefield, but we will also support them fully as they transition back into civilian life.”