Across the Aisle by Darryl Kehrer, G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George H. W. Bush,

By Darryl Kehrer, G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery, George H. W. Bush, Michael McGrevey

Using mild humor, a few 450 visuals, and debate drawn from genuine legislative occasions, the overdue U.S. Congressman G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery is helping readers relive the Montgomery GI Bill's 1987 enactment, whereas studying every one step of the way.

Across the Aisle's broad illustrative fabric brings the legislative procedure alive, as readers go back and forth the old legislative street with Congressman Montgomery himself as escort, storyteller, mentor, and colleague.

Congressman Montgomery served his Mississippi elements for thirty years. Twenty-eight of these years incorporated carrier at the apartment Committee on Veterans' Affairs, fourteen years as its chairman. Montgomery and a handful of peers understood that the good fortune of our all-volunteer army may hinge on an everlasting "GI invoice" schooling program.

Indeed the Montgomery GI invoice has confirmed to assist the United States on many fronts, together with postsecondary schooling and coaching, nationwide protection, army recruiting...

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Mr. Montgomery Students, we are focusing on the education and job training part of the WW II GI Bill because it represented economic empowerment. 28 Robert Maynard Hutchins, president of the University of Chicago, was one of the most vocal opponents of the World War II GI Bill legislation. “Colleges and universities will find themselves converted into educational hobo jungles. ”29 Mr. Hutchins Robert M. Hutchins Mr. 31 Ernest McFarland So did Senate Majority Leader Ernest McFarland (D-AZ) and Senate Finance Subcommittee Chairman Bennett Champ Clark (D-MI).

Senate 1980 • Departure 1979 and 1980 Introduction of S. 2020, S. 2596, and S. 3263* S-1 Feb. 5, 1981 Introduction of S. 417 All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Act S-2 Jan. 8, Mar. 7, and Aug. 3, 1983 Introduction of S. 8, S. 691, and S. 1747, New GI Bill S-3 July 13, 1983 Senate disapproval, Armstrong New GI Bill Amendment to DoD Authorization Act, FY 1984 S-4 May 31, 1984 Introduction/mark-up of S. 2723, Omnibus Defense Authorization Act, FY 1985 S-5 June 11-13, 1984 Senate approval of Glenn Citizen-Soldier Pilot Education Program Amendment to S.

6 Sonny’s bipartisan spirit and vision for the men and women of our military made it easy for me to work with him. W. Bush remained close friends throughout his life. A champion of veterans, Sonny often visited soldiers in the field during the Vietnam Conflict. 7 Sonny’s portrait hangs in the Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing room in the House of Representatives. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and other organizations also display portraits of Sonny in their offices. Thank you for the privilege of introducing Sonny Montgomery.

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