Stivers praises passage of Bill to extend in-state tuition rates to post-9/11 veterans
Congressman Steve Stivers praised the bipartisan passage of the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 – H.R. 347 – which would extend in-state tuition rates to veterans attending public universities or colleges on the Post-9/11 GI Bill, regardless of whether or not they have established legal residency in a state for the purpose of obtaining in-state tuition.
“As a veteran and recipient of GI bill benefits, I am pleased to see the G.I. Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013 pass the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support,” said Rep. Steve Stivers, a member of the National Guard and graduate of Ohio State University. “The men and women of our military risk their lives to serve, protect and defend not just the citizens of their home states, but also the citizens of all 50 states.”
H.R. 347 passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 390 – 0. The bill is supported by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Student Veterans of America, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, American Legion, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Association of the United States Navy, Fleet Reserve Association and Military Officers Association of America.