To extend certain expiring provisions of law relating to benefits provided under Department of Veterans Affairs educational assistance programs during COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Length: 5 pages
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 21, 2021
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 21, 2021.
18 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 3 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Congress Extends Sen. Morans Legislative Fix to Protect GI Bill Benefits”
— Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] on Dec 17, 2021
“Higgins Announces Passage of Legislation Protecting Education Benefits for Veterans Attending College Remotely”
— Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on Dec 10, 2021
“the daily leader: wednesday, december 8, 2021”
— Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 8, 2021
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What stakeholders are saying
This bill incorporates provisions from:
H.R. 5509: Student Veteran COVID-19 Protection Act of 2021
Introduced on Oct 8, 2021. 81% incorporated. (compare text)
Oct 8, 2021
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Dec 3, 2021
Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).
Dec 8, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 15, 2021
The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 21, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 5545 (117th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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