House Votes to Scale Back GI Bill Housing Stipend For Military Kids

The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would cut, by half, the housing stipend for children of service members going to school with transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.

The reduction, which would not apply to benefits already transferred or transferred within 180 days of the bill becoming law, was included to pay for other aspects of the legislation, according to a spokesman for the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

The bill, passed on a voice vote, includes measures on veterans health care, jobs and transition out of the military.

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