Secretaries DeVos and Shulkin Statement on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017

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Secretaries DeVos and Shulkin Statement on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017

August 16, 2017

Washington — Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin released the following statement after President Trump signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 into law.

"This important legislation will give countless veterans and their families greater access to the education and workforce training they deserve. It will provide them the opportunity to invest in their futures with fewer restrictions and time limitations. We thank House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Phil Roe and Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs Chairman Johnny Isakson for getting this bill passed so our nation's veterans can access lifelong learning that will help them succeed in our 21st Century economy."