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  • Latest Action: Apr 11, 2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs - Economic Opportunity

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    • On May 09, 2008, by WillyWVU - I'm a veteran with 8 years navy working a full-time job to save up for going to college. With this post-911 bill I can now quit and go full time without any major distractions. The current G.I. bill isn't enough to cover, even the cost of living. I don't think the G.I. bill should be counted as extra-income on the FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid) also. I'm hoping this bill passes to fix this. I thought the military knew that the major reason recruits join the military is for an education after. How can this bill change what has been there the whole time. If a soldier volunteers 3/4 years of his life, he/she should be given an education opportunity, it benefits the country to have more educated citizens (more taxes and no welfare.) I don't agree with the way Iraq is now, but I support our troops 100%, I've been there and that.

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      As noted by WillyWVU, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 09, 2008, "I'm a veteran with 8 years navy working a full-time job to save up for going to college. With this post-911 bill I can now quit and go full time without any major distractions. The current G.I. bill isn't enough to cover, even the cost of living. I don't think the G.I. bill should be counted as extra-income on the FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid) also. I'm hoping this bill passes to fix this. I thought the military knew that the major reason recruits join the military is for an education after. How can this bill change what has been there the whole time. If a soldier volunteers 3/4 years of his life, he/she should be given an education opportunity, it benefits the country to have more educated citizens (more taxes and no welfare.) I don't agree with the way Iraq is now, but I support our troops 100%, I've been there and that."
    • On April 13, 2008, by Anonymous - I'm a service member currently serving in Iraq and feel that the revised GI Bill's that are currently on the table are fair and service members today deserve an increase in benefits from what is currently received. The army sells many new trainees on the "money for college" idea, but that money for college is far from adequate to cover costs that make up being a full time student today. Allowing a service member to have an increased benefit and guranteed housing during the time enrolled would not only help those already enlisted, but would draw another set of possible recruits who have already done their research and would join if they were given an adequate GI BILL supplement after serving their 4+ year contract.

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 13, 2008, "I'm a service member currently serving in Iraq and feel that the revised GI Bill's that are currently on the table are fair and service members today deserve an increase in benefits from what is currently received. The army sells many new trainees on the "money for college" idea, but that money for college is far from adequate to cover costs that make up being a full time student today. Allowing a service member to have an increased benefit and guranteed housing during the time enrolled would not only help those already enlisted, but would draw another set of possible recruits who have already done their research and would join if they were given an adequate GI BILL supplement after serving their 4+ year contract. "
    • On May 22, 2008, by Anonymous - After reading some of the text from HR 5740 that promotes better education benefits for military service members, I become concerned for a military comprised of mostly nothing but short-term benefit seekers who have no sense at all of honor, integrity, and country. I'm not some Marine waving the flag here, but I am a recently retired 20 year Air Force war vet who went into the military for what I believe are the right reasons and not to gain a paid-for college education after only three years, which is what is provided in the currently proposed legislation. Do I think that military service members deserve more education benefits for their commitment than are presently offered? Certainly. But after only three years? Absolutely not! Even more galling is the fact that in HR 2642 Congress proposed to have it paid for by only the highest income earning percentage of the general public, not by the entire country, who would all benefit from better educated citizens. By the way, I'm neither in nor ever will be close to that income level of $500,000 per year that would be penalized by HR 2642. Let's keep the military ranks filled by people who want to be there for the right reasons, for a 20 year career hopefully, and see the education benefits and other benefits of military service as nothing but gravy. For pete's sake, do the right thing!!

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      As noted by Anonymous, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 22, 2008, "After reading some of the text from HR 5740 that promotes better education benefits for military service members, I become concerned for a military comprised of mostly nothing but short-term benefit seekers who have no sense at all of honor, integrity, and country. I'm not some Marine waving the flag here, but I am a recently retired 20 year Air Force war vet who went into the military for what I believe are the right reasons and not to gain a paid-for college education after only three years, which is what is provided in the currently proposed legislation. Do I think that military service members deserve more education benefits for their commitment than are presently offered? Certainly. But after only three years? Absolutely not! Even more galling is the fact that in HR 2642 Congress proposed to have it paid for by only the highest income earning percentage of the general public, not by the entire country, who would all benefit from better educated citizens. By the way, I'm neither in nor ever will be close to that income level of $500,000 per year that would be penalized by HR 2642. Let's keep the military ranks filled by people who want to be there for the right reasons, for a 20 year career hopefully, and see the education benefits and other benefits of military service as nothing but gravy. For pete's sake, do the right thing!!"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.R.5740: To provide for the mandatory recall of adulterated or ... - July 12, 2010 by opencongress.org - [H.R. 5740 - 110th Congress -- See also: Rep. Mitchell: New GI Bill to aid more vets July 2, 2008]. Check the Facts: Almost half of all undergraduates receive federal student aid. [Source: National Center for Education] ... Source: Arizona Political News .

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 12, 2010, "[H.R. 5740 - 110th Congress -- See also: Rep. Mitchell: New GI Bill to aid more vets July 2, 2008]. Check the Facts: Almost half of all undergraduates receive federal student aid. [Source: National Center for Education] ... Source: Arizona Political News ." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h5740/show)
    • Sens. Webb & Warner Among Those Supporting New G.I. Bill « Fred2Blue - December 13, 2008 by Fred2Blue - Rally on Capitol Hill for “Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act” (S.22/ H.R. 5740). Washington, DC- More than two hundred veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from across the country converged on Capitol Hill Tuesday to join ...

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      As noted by Fred2Blue on December 13, 2008, "Rally on Capitol Hill for “Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act” (S.22/ H.R. 5740). Washington, DC- More than two hundred veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan from across the country converged on Capitol Hill Tuesday to join ..." (http://fred2blue.com/2008/04/29/sens-webb-warner-among-those-supporting-new-gi-bill/)
    • Webb GI Bill Passed by Senate "Any info on how this is bette ... - November 27, 2008 by jetcareers - ... for a bit tho to make some decent money). the latest iteration of the bill (hr 5740/s 22) is doing well, passing both houses. it WILL be vetoed by the president but, both houses have the 2/3rd's majority need to override the veto! ...

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      As noted by jetcareers on November 27, 2008, "... for a bit tho to make some decent money). the latest iteration of the bill (hr 5740/s 22) is doing well, passing both houses. it WILL be vetoed by the president but, both houses have the 2/3rd's majority need to override the veto! ..." (http://forums.jetcareers.com/military-pilots/66925-webb-gi-bill-passed-senate-any-info-how-bette.html)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Congress must support vets - April 20, 2008 by The Daily Titan, CA - all 40 news articles »

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      As noted by The Daily Titan, CA on April 20, 2008, "all 40 news articles »" (http://www.dailytitan.com/news/2008/04/22/Opinion/Congress.Must.Support.Vets-3340564.shtml)
    • Fight for a New GI Bill: National Ads Targets Key Lawmakers - April 14, 2008 by All American Patriots (press release), Sweden - and urge lawmakers to support the "21st Century GI Bill" or S.22/ HR 5740. The bill was introduced in Congress by some of the Senate's own combat veterans ...

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      As noted by All American Patriots (press release), Sweden on April 14, 2008, "and urge lawmakers to support the "21st Century GI Bill" or S.22/ HR 5740. The bill was introduced in Congress by some of the Senate's own combat veterans ..." (http://www.allamericanpatriots.com/48746160_fight-new-gi-bill-national-ads-targets-key-lawmake)
    • No Lobbying Needed for Dicks to Back Boosting GI Bill - April 13, 2008 by Kitsap Sun (Subscription),  United States - The bill — HR 5740 — would pay the college tuition for many military veterans who have served since the September 11th terror attacks. ...

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      As noted by Kitsap Sun (Subscription),  United States on April 13, 2008, "The bill — HR 5740 — would pay the college tuition for many military veterans who have served since the September 11th terror attacks. ..." (http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2008/apr/14/no-lobbying-needed-for-dicks-to-back-boosting-gi/)
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