Banks announces his legislation to expand, extend GI bill moving on in U.S. House of Representatives

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), a member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, has announced that legislation he introduced in March has been included in a bipartisan legislative package that would expand and extend the GI Bill.

The Banks legislation would make permanent a pilot program called VetSuccess on Campus, which places counselors on college campuses to assist veterans in navigating their GI benefits and charting their higher education path.

“The VetSuccess on Campus program is a valuable tool to help our veterans not only receive GI benefits but also use them well,” said Banks.

The bipartisan, bicameral legislative package is budget neutral and includes provisions that have been proposed and prioritized by veterans service organizations.

It is sponsored by every member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.