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U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Jon Tester Urge VA to Support Student Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Thursday, February 23, 2017)– U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to more strongly support our student veterans. In a letter, the Senators call on the VA to allow university services staff to streamline student veteran data by submitting the data through the National Student Clearinghouse. This will help university staff to devote more time to assisting our veterans in adapting to life as students.

“These university staff, many of whom are veterans themselves, dedicate their careers to ensuring that student veterans can excel in an academic environment,” wrote the senators. “However, due to the immense workload of monitoring and submitting data to verify eligibility for educational benefits, they often lack the time necessary to aid veteran students with issues such as assimilation and crucial study habits. This proposal offers a commonsense way to streamline the data submission process to VA while giving our veteran student population more resources to succeed in their colleges and universities.”

A copy of the letter is available here.

An online version of this release is available here.

Media Contacts:

Baldwin (202) 224–6225

Tester (202) 228–0374

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