Got Your 6 Celebrates Announcement of Bipartisan Forever GI Bill

House Veterans’ Affairs Committee-sponsored legislation secures GI Bill into next century

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2017) — As a member of the 38-organization strong coalition of Forever GI Bill supporters, the veterans empowerment group Got Your 6 today praised the announcement of bipartisan legislation expanding the GI Bill for future generations of veterans.

“Got Your 6 is proud to support the largest expansion in veterans’ education benefits in over a decade,” said Got Your 6 Director of Government Relations Lauren Augustine. “We extend a sincere thanks to House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe and Ranking Member Tim Walz for their bipartisan leadership and commitment to veterans of today and tomorrow, as well as their families. The Forever GI Bill supports Purple Heart recipients, veterans who were victims of for-profit school closures, survivors of service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice, and thousands of other student veterans working to empower themselves and achieve a degree in higher education. We are proud to stand with so many coalition partners and look forward to working with Congress to ensure the swift passage of the Forever GI Bill package.”

Among the comprehensive legislation’s many benefits, the Forever GI Bill will: establish an education benefit protected by cuts from Congress; end the arbitrary 15 year time limit to use the GI Bill; expand the GI Bill to provide full benefits to Purple Heart recipients, National Guard and Reserve Members, and survivors of the fallen; and empower those seeking a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degree by providing additional time to use the GI Bill.

In addition to Got Your 6, the Forever GI Bill coalition partners include:
Air Force Sergeants Association
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO)
American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
American Legion
AMVETS
Association of the U.S. Navy
Blue Star Families
Chief Warrant & Warrant Officers Association, USCG
Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association & Enlisted Association
Commissioned Officers Association of the U.S. Public Health Service
Concerned Veterans for America
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States
Fleet Reserve Association
High Ground Veterans Advocacy
Jewish War Veterans of the USA
Military Child Education Coalition
Military Order of the Purple Heart
The Mission Continues
National Association of State Approving Agencies
National Association of Veterans’ Program Administrators (NAVPA)
President, National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS)
National Military Family Association
Navy Mutual Aid Association
Non Commissioned Officers Association
Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Posse Foundation
Reserve Officers Association
The Retired Enlisted Association
STEM Education Coalition
Swords to Plowshares
Student Veterans of America
Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors
Travis Manion Foundation
Veterans Education Success
Veterans for Common Sense
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans of America

To learn more visit ForeverGIBill.org.

About Got Your 6
Got Your 6 unites nonprofit, Hollywood, and government partners to empower veterans. We believe that veterans are leaders, team builders, and problem solvers who have the unique potential to strengthen communities across the country. As a coalition, Got Your 6 works to integrate these perspectives into popular culture, engage veterans and civilians together to foster understanding, and empower veterans to lead in their communities. For more information, visit gotyour6.org.

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