Murt Bill to Give Veterans Priority Scheduling at Public Universities Passes House

HARRISBURG -- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Tom Murt (R-Montgomery/Philadelphia) to help veterans who return to college has unanimously passed the House.

House Bill 1164 would allow veteran students to receive priority course scheduling at public institutions of higher education.

“More veterans are returning to colleges and universities at levels not seen since the period after World War II,” Murt said.  “They are committed to the education and training they need to find gainful employment in the civilian sector.  We must be committed to helping them achieve their goals.”

Murt’s legislation gives veterans who are attending public colleges and universities in Pennsylvania the privilege of priority registration when they schedule their classes each semester.   The bill empowers veterans to use their VA educational benefits in the most efficient manner they can.

“Unemployment among veterans is higher than among the general population,” Murt said.  “We must do whatever we can to help them assimilate back into civilian society.”

The bill now moves to the Senate.

Representative Thomas P. Murt
152nd District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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