S. 1211: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the use of the phrases GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill to give a false impression of approval or endorsement by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Introduced:
Jun 20, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Barbara Boxer
Junior Senator from California
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2013
Length
3 pages
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Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on June 20, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jun 20, 2013
Referred to Committee Jun 20, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

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

 
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6/20/2013--Introduced.
Prohibits any person, except with written permission from the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, from using the phrases "GI Bill" and "Post-9/11 GI Bill" in connection with any promotion, goods, services, or commercial activity in a manner that reasonably and falsely suggests that such use is approved, endorsed, or authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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