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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.


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 7, 2017 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1379

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 7, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Walz, Mr. Mast, and Mr. Bergman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

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.

1.

Educational assistance under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart

(a)

Eligibility

Section 3311(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(10)

An individual who is awarded the Purple Heart for service in the Armed Forces occurring on or after September 11, 2001.

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(b)

Amount of assistance

Section 3313(c)(1) of such title is amended by striking or (9) and inserting (9), or (10).