Saratoga: Today, Taxin’ Tedra Cobb released a new veterans plan that copies and steals legislation that Congresswoman Stefanik wrote, passed, and was signed into law by President Trump in the FY18 National Defense Authorization Act. When Taxin’ Tedra isn’t stealing bills that Elise already got signed into law, she further copies Elise Stefanik’s legislation that she has spent the last six years working tirelessly on for our North Country Veterans. She welcomes the opportunity to show Tedra what real work for veterans looks like.

Taxin’ Tedra says: Sustainably fund federal education grants and scholarships for active duty military service members, veterans, and their dependents.

“This election is a choice — a choice between a Far-Left resistance candidate who is incapable of coming up with her own ideas and my record of getting Real Results for the North Country,” said Stefanik. “Taxin’ Tedra literally copies Stefanik’s record on veterans education funding issues.”

Elise’s Results:

  1. Elise Stefanik introduced the Military Learning for Credit Act, to help veterans obtain college credit for prior military learning and training.
  2. Elise Stefanik introduced the Military Spouse Student Loan Deferment Act, bipartisan legislation to allow a military spouse of an active duty servicemember to defer their student loans for 90 days while they are transitioning through a permanent change of station (PCS) move. This will help servicemember families who must move every two to three years. Importantly, the legislation ensures no accrued interest builds during the loan’s deferment.
  3. Bipartisan Cosponsor of H.R. 6212 which ensures VA educational benefits are continued throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Under existing rules, many veterans, spouses, and dependents had their GI benefits cut because classes went online. This change does not recognize the unique circumstances of these campus closures and puts these students in a tough financial situation.
  4. Bipartisan cosponsor, H.R.1652 – Veteran Education Empowerment Act which will provide funding to improve Veterans Student Centers on campus.
  5. Introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R.730 – Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2019 which expands the Post 9/11 GI Bill to include the costs of applying to schools, a frequently overlooked barrier to entry.
  6. Passed the house – H.R. 2045 – Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan Act, which will realign transition, education, and employment programs at the VA under a new administration, the Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration, in order to fix the lack of attention to other Veterans Benefit Administration services, such as the Forever GI Bill and the Transition Assistance Program.
  7. Bipartisan cosponsor, H.R.2487 – Wounded Warrior Workforce Enhancement Act which will establish master’s degree programs in orthotics and prosthetics for education institutions that partner with the VA and Department of Defense.
  8. Bipartisan cosponsor, H.R.444 – Reduce Unemployment for Veterans of All Ages Act of 2019 which ensures all disabled veterans are able to receive job training and coaching.