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H.R. 12628 (93rd): Veterans’ Education and Rehabilitation Amendments Act

An Act to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase vocational rehabilitation subsistence allowances, educational and training assistance allowances, and special allowances paid to eligible veterans and persons under chapters 31, 34, and 35 of such title; to improve and expand the special programs for educationally disadvantaged veterans and servicemen under chapter 34 of such title; to improve and expand the veteran student services program; to establish an education loan program for veterans and persons eligible for benefits under chapter 34 or 35 of such title; to make other improvements in the educational assistance program and in the administration of educational benefits; to promote the employment of veterans and the wives and widows of certain veterans by improving and expanding the provisions governing the operation of the Veterans Employment Service, by increasing the employment of veterans by Federal contractors and subcontractors, and by providing for an action plan for the employment of disabled and Vietnam era veterans within the Federal Government; to codify and expand veterans reemployment rights; and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Feb 6, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)

Enacted — Veto Overridden on Dec 3, 1974

This bill was enacted after a congressional override of the President's veto on December 3, 1974.

Pub.L. 93-508

William Dorn

Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 3, 1974



Feb 6, 1974

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Feb 19, 1974
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 19, 1974
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Nov 26, 1974

The President vetoed the bill. Congress may attempt to override the veto.

Dec 3, 1974
Enacted — Veto Overridden

Congress overrode the veto of the President. The bill became law.

Dec 3, 1974
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 12628 (93rd) 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. 12628. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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