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President Trump Signs Bill to Safeguard GI Bill Benefits During Coronavirus Pandemic into Law

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Washington, March 21, 2020 | Samantha Gonzalez (202-225-3527) | comments
Tonight, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, released the following statement after President Trump signed a bill he introduced in the House to protect GI Bill benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, into law:

“I applaud President Trump for signing this vital piece of legislation into law on behalf of student veterans across the country. Hundreds of thousands of veterans and others rely on the GI Bill to pay for school and to support their families. Tonight, those students can rest assured that their benefits are protected despite whatever preventative measures their schools may take to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Our country has made a solemn promise to those who serve that the benefits they have earned will be protected, even in the most extraordinary times, and today we continued to deliver on that promise.”

To learn more about Ranking Member Roe’s bill, click here.


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