Veterans Discrimination; Discrimination, Accommodation, & Diversity
Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 (H.R. 3218 Aug. 16, 2017)
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill update, was signed into law. The legislation expands full educational benefits to additional groups of veterans and their families, and removes the time limit that Post-9/11 recipients have to access their educational benefits. It also restores educational benefits to student veterans whose institutions were temporarily or permanently closed. In July, the American Council on Education and five other higher education institutions wrote a letter to Senate leaders of the Committee on Veterans Affairs in support of the legislation.