Bipartisan legislation introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) to help increase veteran access to STEM scholarships today passed the U.S. House of Representatives by voice vote.

H.R 2196 would amend the credit hour requirement of the Edith Nourse Rogers Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Scholarship program in the Forever GI Bill to make the scholarship more accessible to veterans across the country. This legislation works to ensure that this scholarship program can be used in the way Congress intended and - more importantly - ensure that student veterans in these important degree programs receive the support they need to pursue their dreams. This program helps student veterans who often need to take additional credit hours to brush up on critical math or science skills necessary for success in a STEM program