Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Jewish War Veterans Applaud House Vote on Increased GI Benefits

Jewish War Veterans of the USA have enthusiastically hailed the vote earlier this week by the House of Representatives to boost GI Bill education benefits by 9 billion dollars over the next ten years. The legislation was brought to the floor of the House from the House Veterans Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ). "This vote, 416-0, was a victory for all veterans," said JWV National Commander Ronald Ziegler. "we want it to be the first in a string of such wins, and Congress should now earnestly consider the proposal by Rep. Lanes Evans (D-Il) for $24 billion over 10 years, to cover all Veteran's education expenses." The increase approved by the House of Representatives would, for example, provide an increase of education and training benefits available to veterans with three years of service from $650 a month to $1,100 per month. The legislation must be considered and passed by the Senate as well before it can go to the President for his signature.

JWV is dedicated to America's veterans. Through its hospital, rehabilitation and veterans' service programs, JWV assists the Veterans' Service Offices in major cities throughout the country. JWV is an active participant with the Military Coalition, which meets each month (and sometimes more frequently) to develop a legislative strategy for issues that affect the uniformed services community. JWV supports the underprivileged, homeless, and handicapped of our nation through a variety of civic betterment projects, including low-cost, federally subsidized senior citizens housing.

 

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