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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John McHugh (R-NY), ranking Republican on the Military Personnel Subcommittee, today released the following statement for the subcommittee’s hearing on the impact of changes to the Montgomery GI Bill for the Selected Reserve:
“I begin by commending the Chairman for his perseverance in improving the education programs available to members of our reserve components. I share Dr. Snyder’s view that the reality of serving in the Reserves or National Guard today is completely different than in 1985 when Congress established an educational assistance program for members of the Selected Reserve. There is no group more deserving of a robust GI Bill than the members of the reserve who equally share the burden and sacrifice of defending this nation.
“This hearing continues the process that we began during the 109th Congress to gather information, overcome the challenges usually associated with modernizing benefits, and work toward developing an education assistance program deserving of today’s brave reserve warriors.