Scott Holcomb, former Democrat candidate for Secretary of State and the guy who ran the best damn ad ever for that positionhas an op-ed out today going after Saxby Chambliss on the new GI Bill.
On May 1, Sen. Chambliss put out a press release to crow about his support for the Enhancement of Recruitment, Retention, and Readjustment through Education Act, S.2938. This is a bill which promises to raise education benefits for veterans who have served since 9/11. What Sen. Chambliss omits in that press release is that his support of this bill is nothing but political cover.
S.2938 is a shadow of the real G.I. Bill now pending in the Senate. S.2938 isn’t going to pass and Chambliss and the other co-sponsors, including Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson, know it.
The real action is taking place surrounding S. 22, the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007. S.22 was proposed by combat veterans from both political parties. It actually fixes the G.I. Bill so that it works for today’s veterans and their families