Lawmakers Introduce “The GI Bill Restoration Act” – to repay families of Black soldiers who fought in WWII

Lawmakers Introduce “The GI Bill Restoration Act” – to repay families of Black soldiers who fought in WWII

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According to NBC News, “to mark Veterans Day, “the bill was unveiled Thursday (November 10, 2021) by House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts in the House and is expected to be introduced by Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia in the Senate. The Democratic lawmakers said that Black veterans had limited access to GI benefits in the past because most state and local veterans administrations were largely run by white officials.

The bill would extend access to Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance benefits to the surviving spouse and direct descendants of these veterans who were alive when the bill took effect, which offers financial assistance for job training and school. It would also extend access to the VA Loan Guaranty Program, which helps provide home loans to veterans and surviving spouses.”

Read more here: NBC News

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