Today, two veterans bills, H.R. 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012, as amended, and S. 3202, the Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012 were signed into law by President Obama. Rep. Jeff Miller, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs issued the following statement:
"During the 112th Congress, we came together with the higher education community and the Veterans Service Organizations in our commitment to ensuring that student veterans are getting the very best out of the GI Bill. The enactment of H.R. 4057 only strengthens the educational benefits afforded America's veterans, and will give them access to the best available information as they make life-changing decisions about higher education.
The enactment of H.R. 4057 and S. 3202, is indicative of the bipartisan work of both the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over the past two years. We will continue to work together to ensure that our veterans have access to the resources they need to lead the best possible lives."
Rep. Gus Bilirakis, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs issued the following statement:
"The Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act provides a one-stop shop for our veterans, ensuring they have the resources they need to pursue a quality education, and ultimately, best position themselves for their future career goals. As our veterans make the transition from the battlefield to civilian life, we must continue to make them a top priority, and I am proud our Veterans Service Organizations, educational institutions, and my colleagues in the House and Senate came together in support of this shared goal."