Washington, D.C. – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) recently spoke to NBC’s TODAY Show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager on Congress’s efforts to expand the GI Bill’s education benefits to include non-traditional technology education. Earlier this summer, the Harry W. Colmey Veterans Educational Assistance Act passed the House and Senate and awaits the president’s signature. Included in this bill is the VET TEC Act, sponsored by Leader McCarthy.
The VET TEC Act enables veterans to enroll in non-traditional technology courses and programs that are geared to getting a technology job after completion. This provision also provides the VA the necessary flexibility to approve these education programs, while also guarding against abuses. The TODAY Show highlights what some of these programs look like, how they are helping veterans find good jobs, and how congress fixed a problem that locked veterans out from pursuing these new education models.
Watch the full interview here.