Stec, Colleagues Commit To Education Aid For Troops

March 18, 2013

From left to right, Assemblyman Dave McDonough, Assemblyman Ed Ra, Assemblyman Joe Borelli, Assemblyman Dan Stec, Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (at podium) and Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush at a press conference for the ‘Commitment to Military Education Act.’

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) took part in a press conference today for the Commitment to Military Education Act, a bipartisan measure to propose tuition reductions for active duty servicemen and women facing the suspension of their assistance in the wake of sequestration. For Stec, a former Naval Officer, supporting this legislation and standing up for our military was a no-brainer.

“Our servicemen and women shouldn’t be punished by Washington’s political game of sequestration,” said Stec. “They put their lives on the line for our freedom every day and deserve the tuition assistance we promised them when they joined the military.

“Our state should be the leader in ensuring that these heroes receive the aid currently denied to them at the federal level. I urge the governor and the Legislature to take up this bipartisan legislation and show our troops the same commitment they show us every day they serve our nation.”