The Pittsburgh Press (March 13, 1944)
‘G.I. Joe Bill’ introduced
Washington (UP) –
Senator Bennett C. Clark (D-MO) today introduced for himself and 76 other Senators the American Legion’s omnibus “G.I. Joe Bill” to provide educational opportunities and post-war loans for honorably discharged servicemen and women.
Mr. Clark told the Senate that the bill was “a fundamental bill of rights for America’s servicemen and women” and was “the least we can do at this time.” It has the full endorsement of the Veterans of Foreign Wars as well as the Legion and is expected to win early passage in view of the overwhelming number of Senators whose names are already on it.