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H.R. 1379 (115th): To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the entitlement to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart.

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Scott Peters

Sponsor. Representative for California's 52nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2017
Length: 2 pages
Mar 7, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


19 Cosponsors (13 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Veterans Committee Passes Rep. Peters Bipartisan Bill to Give All Purple Heart Recipients Access to Post-9/11 GI Benefits
    — Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] (Sponsor) on Mar 8, 2017

Mast Legislation to Enhance G.I. Bill Benefits Passes House Unanimously
    — Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL18] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2017

Rounds, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Give Purple Heart Recipients Full Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
    — Sen. Mike Rounds [R-SD] on Apr 6, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1379 will add $65 million in new spending through 2027.


Mar 7, 2017

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Mar 8, 2017
Considered by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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H.R. 1379 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1379. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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