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S. 1095: Colonel John M. McHugh Tuition Fairness for Survivors Act of 2021

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, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Jerry Moran

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Kansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Apr 13, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 30, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 30, 2021.

Pub.L. 117-68

4 Cosponsors (3 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Higgins Announces Approval of Legislation Assisting Veterans & Families Receiving VA Education Benefits
    — Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY26] on Nov 22, 2021

the daily leader: monday, november 15, 2021
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Nov 14, 2021

RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-Backed Bills to Support North Jerseys Military Veterans and Their Families
    — Rep. Josh Gottheimer [D-NJ5] on Nov 24, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to S. 1095 will be negligible.

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

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

Introduced on Apr 13, 2021. 100% incorporated. (compare text)


Apr 13, 2021

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 28, 2021
Considered by Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

May 26, 2021
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 24, 2021
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 11, 2021
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Preprint (Suspension).

Nov 15, 2021
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 30, 2021
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1095 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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