Overwhelming GI Bill Victory in the Senate
World War II-Style GI Bill Passed as Part of War Supplemental
NEW YORK - Today, by an overwhelming 75-22 margin, the Senate passed the "Post-9/11 GI Bill" as part of the war supplemental funding bill. This bipartisan legislation, originally introduced by Senators Jim Webb (D-VA), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and John Warner (R-VA), is whole-heartedly endorsed by Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the nation's first and largest nonpartisan Iraq veterans organization, and all the leading Veterans Service Organizations.
Bush and McCain claim that the Bill would hurt enlistment, but this has been exposed as a scam by the (non partisan) Congressional Budget Office here.
fyi, I hear that McCain avoided the vote. (I mean 2008 McCain, not 2000 McCain.)
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