S. 22 (110th): Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 2702 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 13, 2007

Sponsor
Jim Webb
Senator from Virginia
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 04, 2007
Length
48 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2702 (Related)
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 13, 2007

H.R. 5740 (Related)
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 09, 2008

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 4, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a program of educational assistance for members of the Armed Forces who serve in the Armed Forces after September 11, 2001, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
57 cosponsors (45D, 10R, 2I) (show)
Committees

Senate Veterans' Affairs

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1/4/2007--Introduced.
Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007 - Amends federal veterans' benefits provisions to entitle to educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill individuals in certain length-of-service categories who, commencing on or after September 11, 2001, serve on active duty in the Armed Forces.
Establishes the duration of such assistance (in most cases 36 months) and assistance amounts.
Requires programs of education pursued with such assistance to be approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Allows for the pursuit of an approved program of education while on active duty.
Allows, under such assistance, for the pursuit of:
(1) programs on less than a half-time basis;
(2) apprenticeship or other on-job training;
(3) correspondence courses;
(4) flight training;
(5) tutorial assistance; and
(6) licensure and certification tests.
Makes individuals entitled to assistance under this Act also eligible for supplemental educational assistance for additional active duty service.
Requires the Secretary to carry out a program, to be known as the "Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program," under which colleges and universities may enter into an agreement with the Secretary to cover, for certain individuals, a portion of established charges not otherwise covered and match contributions toward such costs.
Requires educational assistance under this Act to be used within 15 years of the individual's discharge or release from active duty (with exceptions). Allows individuals currently under the Montgomery GI Bill educational assistance program to elect to participate in the post-9/11 educational assistance program with respect to any unused entitlement.

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