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S. 2644: GRAD VA Educational Assistance Parity Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 5, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2644

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 5, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Tester) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to expand eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to members of the National Guard who perform certain full-time duty, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance Parity Act of 2021 or the GRAD VA Educational Assistance Parity Act of 2021.

2.

Expansion of eligibility for Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to members of the National Guard who perform certain full-time duty

Section 3301(1) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

by amending subparagraph (B) to read as follows:

(B)

In the case of members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces—

(i)

service on active duty (as defined in section 101(d) of title 10), but not including inactive duty training (as defined in section 101(d) of title 10); or

(ii)

service on active duty under a call or order to active duty under section 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12301(g), 12301(h), 12302, 12304, 12304a, or 12304b of title 10 or section 3713 of title 14, but not including inactive duty training (as defined in section 101(d) of title 10).

; and

(2)

in subparagraph (C)—

(A)

in clause (i), by striking ; or and inserting a semicolon; and

(B)

by striking clause (ii) and inserting the following new clauses:

(ii)

in the National Guard when performing full-time National Guard duty (as defined in section 101 of title 32); or

(iii)

in the National Guard when performing active duty (as defined in section 101 of title 32).

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