"To amend title 38, United States Code, to require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to collect and include certain student outcome information in the GI Bill comparison tool of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and [...]
This bill: extends in-state tuition at public universities and colleges for all veterans, eliminating the provision that had required veterans to enroll "within 3 years" of leaving military service; gives servicemembers more time (6 months) [...]
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Kevin McCarthy Minority Leader U.S. House of [...]
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD COMMITTEE HEARING ON LEGISLATION SUBMITTED TO THE COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 23, 2020 Chairman Takano, Ranking Member Roe, and Members of the Committee: Veterans Education Success [...]
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING ON GETTING VETERANS TO WORK AFTER COVID-19 SUBMITTED TO THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES July 21, 2020 Chairman Levin, Ranking Member [...]
On February 12, 2020, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer held a press conference in support of Senator Durbin's Congressional Review Act Resolution to overturn the 2019 Department of Education [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tanya Ang, Vice President, (202) 838-5050 March 19, 2020 Congress Clears Important COVID-19 Fix for GI Bill and other VA-Funded Students WASHINGTON, DC: This morning, Congress cleared an important COVID-19 fix [...]
STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES SUBMITTED TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE COMMITTEES ON VETERANS AFFAIRS SECOND SESSION 116TH CONGRESS March 9, 2020 Chairmen Moran and Takano, Ranking Members Tester and Bilirakis, and Members of [...]
Passed unanimously both the House and Senate at the end of December 2018, signed into law January 2019 as Public Law No. 115-407.
Sec. 103 forbids schools from forcing GI Bill students to pay penalties or late fees or denies them access to classes, libraries, and facilities if VA payment is late (“Forever GI Bill Housing Payment Fulfillment Act” a.k.a. “SIT-REP”);
Sec. 102 provides GI Bill students with proof of their housing allowance to meet landlord requirements;
Sec. 105 aligns monthly housing allowance for high tech pilot with rest of GI Bill programs;
Sec. 504 requires VA to study and begin addressing VA’s debt collection practices of clawing back GI Bill from students.