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Banks Legislation Signed Into Law As Part Of GI Bill Expansion
Updated August 18, 2017 7:05 AM
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(FORT WAYNE) - Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, announced that legislation he introduced in March has been signed into law as part of a bipartisan legislative package that expands and extends the GI bill.

The Banks legislation makes permanent a pilot program called VetSuccess on Campus, which places counselors on college campuses to assist veterans in navigating their GI benefits and charting their higher education path. More information about the VetSuccess on Campus program is available here.

"The VetSuccess on Campus program is a valuable tool that helps our veterans use their GI benefits well," said Banks. "This program has proven effective, and I am happy to see it made permanent today."

Banks said he strongly supports the broader GI Bill Expansion law as well, which improves and extends GI Bill benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents.

"The original GI Bill transformed our country and allowed an entire generation of veterans the opportunity to receive an education," said Banks. "The law President Trump signed today will continue that investment in our veterans and fill gaps in the previous GI Bill."

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