Marking the one year anniversary of its benefits, Congressman Zack Space praised the new GI Bill that he helped pass for providing veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the opportunities they deserve. The new GI Bill provides full college tuition plus a stipend for books and living expenses to any veteran who has served 3 months of active duty after September 11, 2001.
"Our veterans have earned every opportunity to succeed, including a college education," Space said. "As a member of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, I worked hard to establish these benefits and to make sure we serve those who have served our country."
Over a quarter-million veterans have used the new GI Bill to attend college in the past academic year, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The law also provides the same benefits to children of servicemen and women killed in action.
"It is not enough only to arm our young men and women for the battlefield -- we must also arm them for life," Space continued. "Just as our military leaves no one behind, the new GI Bill that went into effect one year ago promises that we will not leave our veterans behind."
Congressman Space has represented Ohio's 18th Congressional District since 2007. He has been working to restore integrity to the office, and to create the conditions to bring new industry and jobs to Ohio. Recently, Congressman Space launched FIGHTING TO RENEW OHIO, the second phase of his plan to provide long-term economic growth in Ohio's 18th Congressional District.