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STOP HR 475 - Protect Veterans Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits

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This Bill discriminates against Veterans wishing to use their benefits to become professional pilots.

Don't be fooled by its name, House Bill HR 475 titled: "GI Bill Processing Improvement Act of 2015" will eliminate the opportunity for Veterans to become professional pilots after serving their Country and earning their Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits.

If passed, HR 475 "Prohibits VA from including flight training fees in the in-state tuition and fees at public institutions of higher education (IHEs) that are covered by post-9/11 veterans' educational assistance."

See https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/475

This bill places an immediate CAP of $20,000 on the ANNUAL, TOTAL tuition & fees covered by the Post 9/11 GI Bill by including PUBLIC as well as private colleges in the annual CAP!

These effects are immediate and will apply to ALL current and FUTURE Veterans who wish to use their earned benefits to become professional pilots. Moreover, Veterans currently enrolled in Flight Training will lose their funding.

PLEASE HELP - TELL YOUR FRIENDS. SIGN THE PETITION!
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE - TELL THEM TO STOP HR 475.

Please comment (respectfully) on - Bill Sponsor - Congressman Wenstrup's Blog
http://wenstrup.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398694

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Public Comments (7,808)
Jul 13th, 2017
Nicole M. from Sacramento, CA writes:
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We need to do everything we can to give our soldiers the opportunity to have good jobs after they serve. Don't discount their experience gained serving our country!
Jul 13th, 2017
Nicole M. from Sacramento, CA writes:
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We need to do everything we can to give our soldiers the opportunity to have good jobs after they serve. Don't discount their experience gained serving our country!
Jul 10th, 2017
Someone from Oxnard, CA writes:
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I am a veteran, and a single mom. Without the Post 911 GI Bill I wouldn't have been able to get my bachelors degree nor the career that is taking care of my child. My brothers and sisters are dying and we are trying to put another limit on those that come home to get an education??!! Really!? That is their/our entitlement! Just ridiculous!
Jul 3rd, 2017
Major General John M C. from Marietta, GA writes:
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I need you to explain how this is a benefit for the minority of our population (veterans) who volunteered to defend their Republic. Obtaining pilot training is a technical education program of many challenging facets. General aviation and commercial airline employers hunger for these graduates. One of your promises to constituents in this last election was job growth... put your energy where your rhetoric was and vote for a bill that actually maintains current and future aviation benefits... not reduce resources for this valuable veterans job program.
Apr 27th, 2017
Mark M. from Woodland Hills, CA writes:
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GI bill allowed me to go to college and buy our first home (Korean Vet) There is no excuse for short-changing our vets. They are protecting the very freedoms you are, the difference is they can get killed doing their job. I am so ashamed.
Apr 27th, 2017
Lasha W. from Saint Petersburg, FL signed.
Apr 22nd, 2017
Sandra F. from Piscataway, NJ writes:
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NO! Isn't that the incentive for having these men and women write this nation a blank check of their lives to do with as see fit? This must never happen. LEAVE THEIR GI BILL ALONE.
Apr 15th, 2017
alisa v. from Oxnard, CA signed.
Apr 12th, 2017
Stephen T. from Ventura, CA writes:
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Leave the veteran's benefits alone. If someone wants to become a pilot, so be it. They are attempting to become viable tax paying citizens.
Apr 2nd, 2017
Barnypok D. from New Tazewell, TN writes:
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