Bill to ensure in-state tuition for military personnel

Feb 3, 2014 6:44 PM

A Northern Calfiornia Congressman has voted in favor of a bill ensuring military personnel qualify for in-state tuition wherever they are stationed in the nation. Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today voted in favor of HR 357, which requires public universities and colleges to offer military personnel in-state tuition in order to be eligible for GI Bill funding. The bill passed with unanimous support and will now be considered by the Senate.

"Men and women in uniform have little control over where they are assigned, and it's imperative that we do everything we can to ensure that they are able to pursue higher education wherever they are stationed," said LaMalfa. "This measure guarantees that our men and women in uniform can access higher education as rapidly and inexpensively as possible. Unfortunately, we've seen similar proposals in California shot down by Democrats claiming concerns about cost, even as the state granted illegal immigrants in-state tuition and grants at a cost of as much as $65 million. This bill will right that wrong."

Congressman LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California's First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.


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