Gov. Wolf Commends House for Unanimous Passage of PA GI Bill

May 14, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf commended House members for their unanimous passage of the PA GI Bill to support Pennsylvania National Guard members’ families in their post-secondary education pursuits.

“I was incredibly pleased to see a 199 to zero vote by the House in favor of supporting our Pennsylvania National Guard members,” Gov. Wolf said. “A big thank you to Reps. Steven Barrar and Chris Sainato, chairs of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, for encouraging their fellow members, resulting in a unanimous vote in favor of the PA GI Bill.

“We all share a commitment to supporting our Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families, the unsung heroes who hold down the fort, take on many extra roles, and provide endless support for their servicemember whether at home or deployed.

“With the PA GI Bill, we show support for our servicemembers and their families who can now pursue higher education without the burden of debt. I urge the Senate to get this important bill to my desk.”

The PA GI Bill is another name for the PA National Guard Military Family Education Program, a program to provide a benefit that National Guard service members can earn to transfer to their spouse or children if the service member reenlists for service.

The PA GI Bill benefit will provide assistance for up to 10 semesters or five years’ equivalent of the in-state rate of PA State System of Higher Education schools.

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