In marking the 75th anniversary of the original GI Bill, a top Department of Veterans Affairs official on June 19 pointed to a glaring difference between the post-World War II and post-9/11 versions — the small-business option. Paul Lawrence, head of the Veterans Benefit Administration, said, "One of the things I get asked about wherever I go is: 'Why can't I use the GI Bill to start a business? Why can't I do that?'" Previous efforts in Congress to expand benefits under the current GI Bill to allow veterans to use education funds for small-business startups have died in committee. Read more about the idea on Military.com.