Lincoln Calls for Better Educational Benefits for Military Reservists at House Hearing

SEPTEMBER 27, 2006 - Posted at 12:00 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln today continued her fight to give the nation's military reservists greater access to educational benefits that they have earned while serving overseas.

Lincoln testified today at a joint hearing of the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Subcommittees to discuss Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits for active-duty service members and the Selected Reserve.  Lincoln received a special invitation to testify at the hearing because of her efforts to allow National Guardsmen and reservists to access their increased educational benefits in the same way that active military personnel do.

The Montgomery Bill in its current form does not allow miltary reservists who have served on active duty to access their increased educational benefits once they separate from their service.