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NY Lawmakers Refuse Bill Providing Free Tuition to Gold Star Families After Giving $27 Million to Illegals

Added 04-12-19 11:45:02pm EST - “'Would these Democrats look into the eyes of the children of fallen servicemen and women and say they matter less than those here illegally?'” - Westernjournal.com


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “NY Lawmakers Refuse Bill Providing Free Tuition to Gold Star Families After Giving $27 Million to Illegals”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Gabriella Demczuk / Getty ImagesAngela Spraul and her daughter Ava, 4, sit at the grave of her husband John Spraul, U.S. Navy, who died Feb. 28, 2013, at Section 60 on Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. (Gabriella Demczuk / Getty Images)

Just one week after the passage of a bill which would set aside $27 million dollars annually to support tuition aid for illegal immigrants, New York lawmakers have voted to hold a bill which would provide similar financial supports to a large number of the state’s military families.

A piece of legislation introduced by Republican Assemblyman Stephen Hawley and cosponsored by 23 members of the New York State Assembly, Bill A02991 would have provided free tuition, room and board to immediate family members of American serviceman killed while on active duty.

The bill was held by a 15 to 11 vote in the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee, likely killing the bill — as it will probably not see motion to a floor vote in this 2019 legislative session, which includes just 25 more days between now and mid-June.

“Soldiers who lay down their lives and make the ultimate sacrifice represent the best of us. The children they love so dearly deserve access to the opportunity and promise that is the hallmark of this country,” Finch added, “I can’t imagine what’s in your heart when you vote ‘no’ on a bill like this.


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