Washington – Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY-18) voted to pass H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act, legislation to ensure National Guard and Reserve members get the GI education benefits they deserve for their service.
“Over the past two years, National Guard and Reserve members have stepped up time and time again to serve our nation. It’s long overdue that these servicemembers get the benefits they’ve earned through the GI bill.,” said Maloney, who noted that the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act “will ensure that every day spent in uniform counts towards GI education benefits.”
- This bill expands eligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance for members of the Reserve and National Guard. It does this by adjusting the type of service that entitles a member of the Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard to their education benefits.
- The bill ensures that Reservist or National Guard members are eligible for benefits for each day of paid service they give to our country. This includes days spent training, active military service, inactive training, and general duty for which servicemembers receive pay.
- Until now, members of the National Guard or Reserves who often conduct similar training and missions as other service members have not been eligible to receive equal education benefits for their service.
- Bill text is available here.