H.R. 8701 (95th): GI Bill Improvements Act


Aug 2, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 23, 1977

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 23, 1977.


Pub.L. 95-202


Olin Teague

Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 23, 1977

About the bill

Full Title

An Act to amend title 38, United States Code to increase the rates of vocational rehabilitation, educational assistance and special training allowance paid to eligible veterans and persons, to make improvements in the educational assistance programs, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

(House agreed to Senate amendment with an amendment) GI Bill Improvement Act - =TitleI - GI Bill Improvement Act=Increases by 6.6 percent the amount of monthly veterans assistance provided for: ... Read more >


Aug 2, 1977

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Sep 12, 1977
Passed House

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

Oct 19, 1977
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Nov 3, 1977
Passed House with Changes

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

Nov 4, 1977
Senate Agreed to Changes

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

Nov 23, 1977
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 8701”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


19 cosponsors (11D, 8R) (show)
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S. 457 (Related)
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Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 3, 1977

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