The American Legion's John Kamin was one of several veterans service organizations representatives who testified recently in favor of H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veteran Educational Assistance Act of 2017. H.R. 3218 would improve and extend GI Bill benefits by: (1) removing time restrictions to use the GI Bill; (2) consolidating the GI Bill into a single program; (3) providing significant increases in GI Bill funding; (4) providing 100 percent GI Bill eligibility to post-9/11 Purple Heart recipients; and (5) restoring eligibility for servicemembers whose school closes in the middle of a semester. A video of the hearing and relevant documents are available on the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs website.
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