U.S. Senate Passes Bill to Re-Instate Military Tuition Assistance Program Cut By Sequestration

by Colonel on March 21, 2013

“Democratic Senator Kay Hagan, along with a Republican Senator from Oklahoma, passed a bill in the senate that would re-instate the tuition program cut by sequestration.

Senator Hagan touted her quick action to getting the much needed tuition assistance re-instated saying her bill showed bi-partisanship on the hill.

It’s a promise reinstated through a bi-partisan bill that will allow military services to ignore sequestration and return funding to the program up to the end of this fiscal year, October 1st, 2013.

After that, Sen. Hagan says she hopes congress will have a sound budget in place that will prevent the continuing sequestration, thus allowing the tuition program to continue.

With 50,000 service men and women receiving college degrees through the program just last year, Sen. Hagan says it’s a vital tool to help service members’ transition back into civilian life.

” — Jonathan Rodriguez and Alex Freeman, Copyright 2013 Media General Communications Holdings LLC

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