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Hill Update - June 25, 2013

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S. 1156 Understanding the True Cost of College Act of 2013
 

H.R. 2469: To direct the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District of Columbia National Guard Educational Assistance Program to encourage the enlistment and retention of persons in the District of Columbia National Guard by providing financial assistance to enable members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to attend undergraduate, vocational, or technical courses.
 

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunities Legislative Hearing Scheduled for June 26th
 

  • Bills to be Covered:
     
  • H.R. 331: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions.
  • H.R. 1357:  To amend the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to improve the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program by providing assistance under such program for certain training programs that are considered less than full-time.
  • H.R. 1796:  Troop Talent Act of 2013
  • H.R. 2011:  Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013
  • H.R. 2150:   Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2013
  • H.R. 2327:  Veterans Economic Opportunity Administration Act of 2013

S. 1156 Understanding the True Cost of College Act of 2013

Sponsor: Sen. Alan “Al” Franken [D-MN]

Cosponsors: 15 cosponsors (13D, 2R)

Status: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee

 

Purpose: A bill to amend the Higher Education Opportunity Act to add disclosure requirements to the institution financial aid offer form and to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make such form mandatory.
 


H.R. 2469: To direct the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District of Columbia National Guard Educational Assistance Program to encourage the enlistment and retention of persons in the District of Columbia National Guard by providing financial assistance to enable members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to attend undergraduate, vocational, or technical courses.

Sponsor: Del. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0]

Cosponsors: None

Status: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

 

House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunities Legislative Hearing Scheduled for June 26th

Bills to be Covered:

H.R. 331: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to permit the centralized reporting of veteran enrollment by certain groups, districts, and consortiums of educational institutions.

H.R. 1357:  To amend the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 to improve the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program by providing assistance under such program for certain training programs that are considered less than full-time.

H.R. 1796:  Troop Talent Act of 2013

Purpose: To ensure that the education and training provided members of the Armed Forces and veterans better assists members and veterans in obtaining civilian certifications and licenses, and for other purposes.

H.R. 2011:  Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education Improvement Act of 2013

Purpose: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a two-year extension of the Veterans' Advisory Committee on Education.

H.R. 2150:   Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs Reauthorization Act of 2013

Purpose: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a five-year extension to the homeless veterans reintegration programs.

H.R. 2327:  Veterans Economic Opportunity Administration Act of 2013

Purpose: To amend title 38, United States Code, to establish in the Department of Veterans Affairs a Veterans Economic Opportunity Administration, and for other purposes.

Also to be discussed at the hearing:

A draft bill entitled, “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make an alternative election on behalf of certain individuals who are subject to a bar to duplication of eligibility for educational assistance.”