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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."


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.


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1 day ago
Barbara P. from Fort Myers, FL signed.
March 10, 2017
Someone from Oxnard, CA writes:
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Why is this even an issue. Leave our Vets and their benefits alone!!
2 months ago
Danielle k. from Gladstone, OR writes:
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Wow I can't believe that America is coming to this you wanted to take away land that you already gave the Indians to do that stupid Pipeline and now you want to take away the resources selection to just went and save your f***********pursue their future when they get out of the military that's so fuc king wrong
2 months ago
Lynette S. from Ventura, CA signed.
2 months ago
Douglas E. from Ventura, CA writes:
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Please help stop HR475 veterans should be allowed to become professional pilots.
January 6, 2017
Someone from Blanchard, OK signed.
January 6, 2017
Someone from Oxnard, CA writes:
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Typical govt lack of logic -- pay for illegal aliens to go to college, but not our vets!
3 months ago
Danny R. from Brownsville, TX writes:
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My contract stated I can attend ANY college in the United States. Stop paying foreigners for opening businesses in America and leave your veterans budget alone. If you need more budget cuts, set a cap on Congress salaries at 100k.
November 4, 2016
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