August 03, 2009

Gillibrand Applauds New GI Bill

Biggest Federal Investment in Higher Education Since Original GI Bill

Washington, D.C. - During her service on the Armed Services Committee in the House of Representatives, Senator Gillibrand helped pass the new GI Bill - the biggest federal investment in higher education since the creation of the first GI Bill. As the new GI Bill goes into effect this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement applauding America's commitment to the veterans - and military families that have served our country.

"Our veterans and their families have sacrificed everything for our freedoms, and in return, they deserve every opportunity for a bright future.  We must always strive to honor their service, by providing affordable loans to buy a home and raise a family, quality health care, and the best education available to put them on a path to success.

"With the new G.I. Bill we are doing right by our veterans, opening doors to colleges and universities across America and arming our veterans with the opportunity to get the first-class education they deserve.

"This marks the biggest investment in higher education in generations.   We're taking the right steps to rebuild our economy the same way America rebuilt itself after World War II - with big, bold investments in higher education."