Bill Providing All Veterans In-State Tuition Passes House

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the “GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act” (H.R. 357), a bipartisan bill that would require schools eligible for GI Bill education benefits to give all veterans in-state tuition rates even if they are not residents of the states where the schools are located. H.R. 357 was introduced last year by House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Ranking Member Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME). Debate on the House floor was led by Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. “Too often our veterans have difficulty reintegrating back in civilian life upon their return, and Congress should be doing all that it can to make things easier for our heroes,” said Takano. Read Article Here