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House Passes GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a new bill aimed at improving benefits and services to veterans.

Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) authored several bills that are included in what is called the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act. Flores says that the goal of this new legislation is to provide service men and women with employment resources and career opportunities once they've completed their service. He also says that the new act will ensure that veterans know exactly what benefits they've earned while serving in the military, and how they can most effectively be used.

"The GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act will expand educational opportunities for veterans by allowing them to pay in-state tuition for any public college of their choosing," Flores said. "This offers our veterans specified training paths that will help better suit their intentions and provide them with the tools for a successful transition into civilian life."

The new bill will also provide directors of veterans' employment and training programs with certain performance requirements, and it will allow them to monitor state and local work force agencies regarding those programs.

Flores also said that he remains committed to ensuring that veterans receive the benefits they've earned while serving, and he believes that career opportunities are a key factor in service members successfully transitioning from military life to civilian life.

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