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McCain rolls out his own GI Bill.

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Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and his allies have released their own GI Bill to compete with the proposal laid out by Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), which is supported by 56 co-sponsors. McCain’s bill would modestly enhance the existing GI Bill. But according to The Hill, Webb’s spokeswoman said that “McCain’s bill is more focused on career officers, not the entire volunteer military force,” giving the most benefits to those who serve 12 years or more in active duty (rather than those who signed up and have served since 9/11). McCain has stated that he opposes Webb’s more generous bill because of concerns it does not have “incentives for people to remain in the military.”