When the COVID-19 pandemic started, no one could have imagined the ways it would change our everyday lives. In the blink of an eye, everything went virtual – students started remote learning, parents worked from home, and doctors met with patients over Zoom.
Unfortunately, this shift to a virtual reality has jeopardized housing benefits for many student veterans in Eastern Washington and across the country. That’s why I took action this week to help pass bipartisan legislation to make sure those who sacrificed for our country can earn their degree without worrying about housing.
Extend remote learning waivers for student veterans through the Spring 2022 term;
Ensure student veterans continue receiving full housing benefits despite participating in remote learning; and
Simplify the verification process for tuition reimbursement so student veterans minimize unneeded paperwork.
Education is the key to success, especially for veterans returning to civilian life, which is why we must continue supporting them in their quest to earn a degree and achieve the American Dream. This bill is a great first step, and I will keep you updated as we work to get it signed into law.
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