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

ISBN-10: 1604739665

ISBN-13: 9781604739664

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

Across the Aisle's vast illustrative fabric brings the legislative strategy alive, as readers trip the historical legislative street with Congressman Montgomery himself as escort, storyteller, mentor, and colleague.

Congressman Montgomery served his Mississippi materials for thirty years. Twenty-eight of these years integrated carrier at the residence 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 enduring "GI invoice" schooling program.

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

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S. R. R. 1085, as amended June 1, 1987 • Destination *Armed Forces Earned Educational Assistance Act, Veterans’ Educational Assistance Act of 1980, and All-Volunteer Educational Assistance Act of 1980, respectively. V. “Sonny” Montgomery (D-MS), Chairman, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs This is “Sonny:” Honorable Bill Cohen SONNY’S SUMMARY My friend Bill Cohen, a former Secretary of Defense, United States Senator, and Representative, graciously highlights in his own words my nearly 40 years in public life.

We were both World War II veterans and became close friends. This friendship grew even stronger when President Reagan named me Secretary of the Army. I could not have had a stauncher ally than Sonny. We were in constant communication. No one knew more members of Congress on either side of the aisle, and none was more respected than Sonny. W. Bush—during his presidency—kept his gym gear in Sonny’s locker. The All-Volunteer Force in the 1970s became a major instrument of national security policy.

19 As I see it, the story of the Montgomery GI Bill is one of national purpose, initiative, and opportunity. 20 Currently, as private citizens, these veterans represent valued leaders of our domestic economy as teachers, engineers, doctors, bankers, pilots, law enforcement officials, firefighters, small business owners, public servants, and many other professions. INITIATIVE AND OPPORTUNITY… Folks, I’d like each chapter’s “lessons learned” to speak to the realities of writing laws rather than generalities associated with legislative theory.

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