While President Joe Biden seeks to reward the privileged class with unearned student-debt relief, Florida Republican Reps. Greg Steube and Matt Gaetz are trying to assist those who sacrificed something in addition to seeking higher education.
Steube, a Sarasota Republican, recently re-introduced the Modern GI Bill Act.
His proposal, which Steube had floated in prior sessions of Congress, affects military veterans who qualify for educational benefits under the updated GI Bill adopted after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Normally, veterans use GI Bill funding to pay for tuition and fees upon entering or returning to college.
Steube’s measure would allow veterans to apply their GI Bill education benefits to student-loan debt.
They could do so for up to three years, and the amount would come with a cost-of-living adjustment.
But unlike other portions of the GI Bill, this benefit would not be transferable to family members under Steube’s bill.
In a statement, Steube said, “I remain laser-focused on improving the lives of our service members and veterans. As a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I know firsthand the sacrifice required of our military personnel and their families while their lives are on hold to serve.”
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“With more than 100,000 active-duty and retired military personnel residing in Northwest Florida,” Gaetz explained of his support for the bill, “I am always proud to sponsor and cosponsor bills that put them first.”
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