WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has backed legislation to provide the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade.
The Senate cleared the bill Wednesday by voice vote, sending it to President Donald Trump for his signature.
The measure expands GI Bill benefits in a rapidly changing job market.
It would remove a 15-year time limit to tap into GI benefits, which guarantee a full-ride scholarship to any in-state public university — or a similar cash amount for private college students.
The legislation also increases money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve. Veterans would get additional payments if they complete science, technology and engineering courses.