SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 102
(Senate - June 19, 2018)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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 SENATE RESOLUTION 551--EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR THE DESIGNATION OF THE 
      WEEK OF JUNE 18 THROUGH JUNE 22, 2018, AS NATIONAL GI BILL 
                           COMMEMORATION WEEK

  Mr. CARPER (for himself, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Tester, Mr. Sullivan, Mr. 
Tillis, and Mr. Nelson) submitted the following resolution; which was 
referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs:

                              S. Res. 551

       Whereas, on June 22, 1944, in demonstration of the full 
     support of the United States for the transition of members of 
     the Armed Forces to civilian life, President Franklin D. 
     Roosevelt signed into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act 
     of 1944 (58 Stat. 284), more commonly known as the ``G.I. 
     Bill of Rights'';
       Whereas such Act made available to 16,000,000 veterans who 
     served in the Armed Forces during World War II immediate 
     financial support and transformational education and home 
     loan programs;
       Whereas such Act contributed 450,000 engineers, 240,000 
     accountants, 238,000 teachers, 91,000 scientists, 67,000 
     doctors, 122,000 dentists, 17,000 writers and editors, and 
     thousands of other professionals to the workforce of the 
     United States;
       Whereas this combination of opportunities changed the 
     social and economic fabric of the United States, with a 1988 
     report from the Subcommittee on Education and Health of the 
     Joint Economic Committee of Congress concluding that for 
     every $1 the United States invested in such Act, $6.90 was 
     returned in growth to the economy of the United States;
       Whereas such Act expressed the duty, responsibility, and 
     desire of a grateful United States to see to it that those 
     who served on active duty in the Armed Forces are afforded 
     every opportunity to become disciplined forces for United 
     States prosperity and progress, through economic opportunity 
     and investment;
       Whereas Congress enacted subsequent Acts to provide 
     educational assistance to new generations of veterans, 
     including the Veterans' Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966 
     (Public Law 89-358), the Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' 
     Educational Assistance Act of 1977 (Public Law 94-502), the 
     Veterans' Educational Assistance Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-
     525), and the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act 
     of 2008 (Public Law 110-252).
       Whereas the week of June 18 through June 22, 2018, is an 
     appropriate week to designate as ``National GI Bill 
     Commemoration Week'': Now, therefore, be it
       Resolved, That the Senate--
       (1) honors the achievements of the Servicemen's 
     Readjustment Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 284) in democratizing 
     higher education, establishing greater citizenship through 
     economic empowerment, and empowering a generation that would 
     serve for decades to guide the transformation of the United 
     States into a global force for good; and
       (2) affirms Congress' responsibility to be faithful 
     stewards of educational assistance provided under laws 
     administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to ensure 
     that such assistance endures as an honorable investment of 
     public dollars.

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