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H.R. 3949: VALOR Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3949 would ease the approval process for on-the-job training and apprenticeship programs under the GI Bill. Specifically, the bill allows an apprenticeship to be approved in a state where its headquarters are located and allow this approval to apply to other states, eliminating the need for employers to seek approval in each state. The bill also removes the requirements for a signature from both the veteran and the employer/apprenticeship program certifying the veteran’s apprenticeship hours.

Sponsor and status

Ro Khanna

Sponsor. Representative for California's 17th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2017
Length: 1 pages
Introduced:

Oct 4, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 21, 2017

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 21, 2017.

Law:

Pub.L. 115-89

History

Oct 4, 2017
 
Introduced

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Oct 11, 2017
 
Considered by Economic Opportunity

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Oct 25, 2017
 
Considered by Economic Opportunity

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Nov 2, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Nov 7, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Nov 7, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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Nov 15, 2017
 
Passed Senate

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Nov 21, 2017
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3949 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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