An overwhelming majority of the House voted May 15 to sharply increase education benefits for Iraq-Afghanistan veterans under the GI Bill--and to pay for it with a tax surcharge on the wealthy, Newsday reports. Thirty-two Republicans joined with Democrats on a 256-166 vote to provide up to four years' full tuition at a level charged by the most expensive in-state public university, a monthly housing allotment based on local cost of living, and an annual $1,000 book stipend. But the benefits increase, part of a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, still faces an uncertain


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