Barry Moore fights for expanded GI Bill benefits for National Guard members

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House Republicans recently voted on Rep. Barry Moore’s bill, H.R. 2047, a bill that aims to expand GI Bill benefits to members of the National Guard who are on Federal Active-Duty orders for missions other than training. Moore serves as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity for the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

“As a former Guardsman, I appreciate my Republican colleagues for trusting me to serve in this leadership position so vital for our veterans and for coming together in an effort to pass my bill,” stated Moore. “I am proud of the work we have done to expand G.I. Bill benefits through legislation that is both fully paid for and will not harm recruitment efforts of our active-duty services.”

Republican leadership offered the Moore bill as a substitute amendment to a Democratic bill, H.R. 1836, that would increase the fee for Interest Rate Reduction Refinanced Loans (IRRRL). The Moore bill was defeated by a slim margin of 198-225.