Ashford Calls on Congress to Keep Promises to our Veterans and Military Families
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is one of the most significant bills Congress has passed in a generation, and it promises our veterans access to education benefits, including housing allowances that can be transferred to family members. Proposed cuts would reduce these benefits by half if a veteran parent transfers them to their children.
“We are asking our military to do incredible things since 9/11. I do not understand why we are talking about restricting; we need to be expanding these benefits,” said Rep. Ashford. “There should be no question that when someone comes back from service they have a job, seamless healthcare and education benefits”
Ashford says not funding these benefits breaks a sacred promise our nation has made to our service members and their families.