REP. AMI BERA'S STATEMENT ON UPDATED GI BILL
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) released the following statement after the largest update to the GI Bill in ten years passed the House of Representatives. Rep. Bera was a sponsor of the bill that removes time limits for veterans to claim benefits, adds funding for vets pursuing STEM degrees, and increases benefits for thousands of Reservists and National Guard members.
“We owe our veterans gratitude and respect for the sacrifices they’ve made to keep our country safe. This bill enhances veterans’ benefits and provides quicker processing to get vets the care they deserve. Veterans are a small segment of the population, but they have given this country so much. This bill ensures that veterans have access to the best support and resources when they return home,” said Rep. Bera.
Rep. Bera has championed veterans’ issues in Congress, including fighting for more transparency at the VA. In Sacramento County, Bera’s office has held resource workshops and career fairs specifically for veterans, and has helped more than 1,700 Sacramento veterans with their government issues, returning over $1.8 million in owed benefits to veterans and their families.