The top Republican on a House Veterans’ Affairs subcommittee said Wednesday he wants to work with Democrats to expand protections for student veterans faced with abrupt school closures.

Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-Fla.), the ranking Republican on the committee’s subcommittee on economic opportunity, said the affected student veterans deserve the “full restoration” of their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits for the time they were at the school if they weren’t able to transfer the credits. A law passed in 2017 provided the benefit to student veterans who faced a closure during the period between Jan. 1, 2015, and Aug. 16, 2017, when Corinthian Colleges and ITT Tech collapsed.