VFW Hosts GI Bill Roundtable

National VFW - 7/17/2017

On Thursday, the VFW hosted a roundtable with more than forty VSOs and MSOs to discuss improvements to the GI Bill. Immediately following the meeting, the VFW took part in a press event with the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman and ranking member, along with numerous other members of Congress in support of new GI Bill improvements. VFW Associate Director Pat Murray took part in the round table discussion and stated, "This will be a huge win for hundreds of thousands of veterans pursuing their degrees.” Top priority goals for the VFW include giving full GI Bill eligibility to Purple Heart recipients; allowing access to the Yellow Ribbon Program for survivors and dependents of fallen service members; restoring benefits to reservists activated without them, and restoration of lost GI Bill eligibility for students affected by school closures. The VFW will testify in support of these and many other great additions to the GI Bill this upcoming Monday before the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.