The House of Representatives unanimously passed the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013, H.R. 357. A section of the bill included legislation Congressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) introduced in 2013, H.R. 1305. The legislation would ensure that veterans receiving housing assistance through the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program are not barred from participating in job training programs administered by the Department of Labor.
“We can’t give up on our service members after they come home. I’m proud the House could bridge partisan divides for our veterans and fully support this legislation,” Wenstrup said. “It’s important that our veterans have the job training and education opportunities they need to transition to civilian life.”
Other sections of the legislation would secure in-state tuition at public universities for veterans studying on the G.I. Bill. Veterans groups, including the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the American Legion, have expressed support for the legislation.
Wenstrup is a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, and veteran of the Iraq War.