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H.R. 5199 (115th): Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act of 2018

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About the bill

Should taxpayer money be used to pay for children of military members to afford private religious school tuition?

What the bill does

The Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act [H.R. 5199 + S. 2517] would create a new program that would allow taxpayer funds to be used for private religious schools.

This would be done through an existing Education Department program called Impact Aid, a $1.3 billion per year program which gives money to school districts that can’t raise enough local tax revenue due to the prevalence ...

Sponsor and status

Jim Banks

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 18 pages
Mar 7, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 7, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Mar 7, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 5199 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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

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