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Education & Labor Committee Republicans

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Committee to Discuss Higher Education Opportunities for Men and Women in Uniform

On Wednesday, September 11th at 12:00 p.m., the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will hold a hearing entitled, “Keeping College Within Reach: Supporting Higher Education Opportunities for America’s Servicemembers and Veterans.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Since 1944 the federal government has implemented a number of programs and initiatives to ensure our men and women in uniform have affordable access to postsecondary education and training opportunities. As more troops return home to the U.S. from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, higher education institutions now face the largest influx of veteran students on campus since World War II – and that number is expected to continue to grow. Higher education institutions have a responsibility to offer effective and useful services to help these men and women gain the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully join the workforce.

Wednesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to explore the steps colleges and universities are taking to support American servicemembers and veterans, while also discussing best practices that might be utilized by institutions more broadly.  To learn more about Wednesday’s hearing, visit www.edworkforce.house.gov/hearings.

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