Harrisburg, PA – The PA Family GI Bill is headed to the full Senate for a vote.

Senate Bill 589 was approved by the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and sent to the floor of the Senate for a vote.

The Military Family Education Program – or PA Family GI Bill – will enable Guardsmen and Guardswomen to earn educational benefits for their spouse and/or children by committing to a second obligation of six years with the Pennsylvania National Guard.

The ten-semester benefit will pay for the equivalent of five years at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education tuition rate. If it passes, it would be the first of its kind in the country.

Senator Lindsey Williams of Allegheny County, Democratic Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, is the prime co-sponsor of the bill.

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