June 16, 2017

Crapo Provides Testimony on Veterans Education Bill Named for Idahoan

Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Held a Hearing to Consider Pending Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Idaho Senator Mike Crapo yesterday provided written testimony to the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee as it held a hearing to consider pending veterans legislation.  Senator Crapo testified on S. 410, the Shauna Hill Post 9/11 Education Benefits Transferability Act.

Senator Crapo and Idaho Senator Jim Risch introduced S. 410 as a companion to legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Raúl Labrador.  Named for Shauna Hill, a 16-year-old junior at Eagle High School who was killed in an automobile accident in 2012, the measure would make a crucial change to Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits by allowing veterans to transfer their education benefits from one dependent to another in the event one dependent passes. 

“While seemingly slight, this change would have a meaningful impact on families like the Hill Family,” said Crapo.  “I thank the committee for its thoughtful consideration of this legislation and look forward to working together on this and other important legislation that make needed improvements for the everyday lives of servicemembers and their families.”

A full copy of Senator Crapo’s testimony can be found here.

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