Congressman John Rutherford‘s “Julian Woods Yellow Ribbon Program Expansion Act.

Jacksonville Congressman John Rutherford is getting high marks, especially from the military community.

President Donald Trump signed into law Rutherford’s proposal, sending more benefits to the surviving spouses and children of military personnel killed in the line of duty.

Freshman Congressman John Rutherford‘s “Julian Woods Yellow Ribbon Program Expansion Act,” named after a fallen hospital corpsman serving in the Navy, alters the Yellow Ribbon Program to include Fry Scholarship recipients.

Fry Scholarships permit education benefits to be transferred from killed service members to their surviving families. Rutherford’s proposal was part of a package reforming higher ed benefits for veterans.

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