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H.R. 5199: 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


Introduced on Mar 7, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 7, 2018

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H.R. 5199 is 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.

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