Tuesday, February 11, 2014

House passes bill to give veterans in-state tuition, halt VA executive bonuses

The measure, approved on Monday, was introduced last year by Reps. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) and Mike Michaud (D-Maine), who head the House Veterans Affairs Committee. It would require all schools eligible for GI Bill benefits to give veterans in-state tuition rates regardless of where those individuals have actually established residence.

The legislation would also eliminate all bonuses for VA senior executives during fiscal years 2014 through 2018, for a projected savings of $18 million over that period, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Continue Learning:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/02/05/house-passes-bill-to-give-veterans-in-state-tuition-and-halt-va-executive-bonuses/

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