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H.R. 1836: Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021

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To amend title 38, United States Code, to ensure that the time during which members of the Armed Forces serve on active duty for training qualifies for educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Mike Levin

Sponsor. Representative for California's 49th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022
Length: 6 pages
Mar 11, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 12, 2022

This bill passed in the House on January 12, 2022 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

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9 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

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

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1836 – Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021 (Jan 10, 2022)

What legislators are saying

Guard and Reserve GI Bill okd
    — Rep. Gregorio Sablan [D-MP] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 18, 2022

Democrats Block Issa Amendment Defunding Military Vaccine Mandates
    — Rep. Darrell Issa [R-CA50] on Jan 10, 2022

OHalleran Votes to Expand GI Bill Benefits to More Servicemembers
    — Rep. Tom O’Halleran [D-AZ1] on Jan 12, 2022

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 1836 will add $1.9 billion in new spending through 2031.


Mar 11, 2021

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Nov 4, 2021
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Dec 30, 2021
Text Published

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Jan 6, 2022
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Jan 12, 2022
Passed House (Senate next)

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