Lawmakers Working To Reinstate Military Tuition Programs (Video)
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sequestration cuts have prompted the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard to cease enrollment in their Tuition Assistance programs. Now two U.S. Senators are working to reinstate them.
Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma have teamed up to introduce an amendment this week to restore the programs, according to WTVD-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Hagan says the military Tuition Assistance programs were assisting roughly 300,000 service members in Fiscal Year 2012.
Inhofe told Fox News he worries the program's suspension will hurt military recruitment efforts:
"It would hurt retention and our ability to enlist these people."
WTVD reports Methodist University at Fort Bragg is offering active-duty troops free tuition in response to the sequestration cuts. For more on that offer, check out the video posted up top.