Titus Calls for Affordable Higher Education for Nation’s Heroes

Feb 3, 2014
Floor Statements
February 3, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District today spoke on the House floor in support of H.R. 357, the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013.Titus is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and is a cosponsor of this legislation. The House passed H.R. 357 this evening. Below are her remarks: 
“I rise today in support of H.R.357, the GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2013. As Professor Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, I know firsthand the importance of a college education. I’m proud that my home state of Nevada already has laws in place that allow all veterans, regardless of residency status, to pay in-state tuition while attending our public colleges and universities. 
“I was fortunate to teach a number of our nation's heroes during my time at UNLV. Having these veterans in our schools is truly a win-win situation. Our veterans are able to pursue a college degree to help them with their transition to civilian life and their fellow students are able to benefit from hearing about the veterans’ experiences in the military, on the battlefield, and in foreign lands while they have served our country.
“I am proud to be a cosponsor of this important legislation that will improve our higher education system and help our nation’s heroes. It will help them to acquire skills and knowledge to complement their experience so they can succeed once they leave the military. 
“I thank you again for bringing this bill and I encourage all of my colleagues to support it.”