GI Bill for prep courses passes

Jul 28, 2019

The House okayed use of the GI Bill for preparatory courses for professional license and certification exams. The text of my bill, H.R. 2934, giving veterans and eligible family members this new flexibility was made part of H.R. 3504 and passed the House unanimously. Allowing the GI Bill to cover these courses is one more way to help veterans enter in-demand careers in health, technology, and other fields that require government-recognized licenses and certifications. In addition, H.R. 3504 expands eligibility for the VA’s Specially Adapted Housing program and for the Fry Scholarship program. The House also approved legislation requiring VA materials to be available in Spanish and Tagalog, continuing women veteran transition programs, and extending bankruptcy relief for members of the National Guard and Reserves.