Harrisburg, Pa. − April 25, 2019 − Senator Lindsey M. Williams will join Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), Representative Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence), and Representative Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) to announce the introduction of the Military Family Education Program on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the Main Rotunda.
The “Pennsylvania GI Bill for Families,” first proposed during Governor Wolf’s budget, would award educational benefits to the spouse and/or children of National Guard Members who commit to serve an additional six-year obligation.
“Pennsylvania’s National Guard members play an important role both here in the Commonwealth, across the country, and in fact, around the globe,” said Senator Williams, who serves as the Democratic chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. “This program is a way of recognizing that sacrifice and the sacrifices of all of our National Guard families. The MFEP will allow spouses and children of our Guard members to receive an education from the state that they so selflessly serve without the added burden of taking on student loans to do so.”
WHO: Senators Lindsey M. Williams (D-Allegheny) and Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), chairs of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee; Representatives Chris Sainato (D-Lawrence) and Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware), chairs of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee; Major General Anthony J. Carrelli, Adjutant General of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; members of the General Assembly; and Pennsylvania National Guard members
WHAT: Press conference announcing the introduction of the Military Family Education Program
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Main Rotunda, Pennsylvania Capital Building
VISUALS: Opportunity for photos and videos