H.R. 595: Veterans Education Equity Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 08, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
George “G.K.” Butterfield Jr.
Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Feb 08, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3483 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 18, 2011

S. 262 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 07, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 8, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 08, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 08, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

5% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide equity for tuition and fees for individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs who are pursuing programs of education at institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
47 cosponsors (45D, 2R) (show)
Committees

House Veterans' Affairs

Economic Opportunity

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/8/2013--Introduced.
Veterans Education Equity Act of 2013 - Revises the formula for the payment by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of tuition and fees for individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program and pursuing programs of education at public institutions of higher learning to include, as an additional payment formula, the greater of:
(1) the actual net costs for in-state tuition after applying the receipt of any tuition waivers, reductions, scholarships, or other assistance; or
(2) $17,500 for the academic year beginning on August 1, 2011 (such amount to be increased each subsequent year by the average percentage increase in undergraduate tuition costs).

House Republican Conference Summary

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