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H.R. 5545 (117th): REMOTE Act

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

David Trone

Sponsor. Representative for Maryland's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 17, 2021
Length: 5 pages
Oct 8, 2021
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.

Pub.L. 117-76

18 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 3 Republicans)


Position statements

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

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 5545 will add $235 million in new spending through 2031.

Incorporated legislation

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

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Dec 3, 2021
Text Published

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
Passed Senate

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.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5545. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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