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H.R. 2457: Colonel John McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 13, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2457

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 13, 2021

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 disapproval by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs of courses of education offered by public institutions of higher learning that do not charge veterans the in-State tuition rate for purposes of Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Colonel John McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act.

2.

Department of Veterans Affairs disapproval of courses offered by public institutions of higher learning that do not charge veterans the in-State tuition rate for purposes of Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program

(a)

In general

Section 3679(c) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by striking or 33 and inserting 33, or 35;

(2)

in paragraph (2), by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

(D)

An individual who is entitled to assistance under section 3510 of this title.

; and

(3)

in paragraph (6), by striking and 33 and inserting 33, and 35.

(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 3679(e) of such title is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1)—

(A)

in subparagraph (A), by striking or 33 and inserting , 33, or 35; and

(B)

in subparagraph (B), by striking or 33 and inserting 33, or 35; and

(2)

in paragraph (2), by striking or 33 and inserting 33, or 35.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply with respect to an academic period that begins on or after August 1, 2022.