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Titles (4)

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Short Titles as Passed House

Montgomery GI Bill Amendments of 1988

Short Titles as Reported to House

Montgomery GI Bill Amendments of 1988

Short Titles as Introduced

Montgomery GI Bill Amendments of 1988

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, with respect to the Montgomery GI Bill.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
09/13/1988Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/09/1988Reported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Armed Services. Report No: 100-586 (Part II).
04/26/1988Reported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Report No: 100-586 (Part I).
03/22/1988Introduced in House

All Actions (19)

Date Chamber
09/15/1988SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans.
09/13/1988HousePassed House (Amended) by Voice Vote.
09/13/1988HouseCalled up by House Under Suspension of Rules.
09/09/1988HouseReferred to House Committee on Appropriations Sequentially, for a Period not to Exceed Fifteen Legislative Days.
09/09/1988HouseReported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Armed Services. Report No: 100-586 (Part II).
08/10/1988HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
08/10/1988HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
08/10/1988HouseCommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
08/09/1988HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation
08/09/1988HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation
04/26/1988HouseReported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Report No: 100-586 (Part I).
03/28/1988HouseExecutive Comment Requested from VA, DOD.
03/23/1988HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/23/1988HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Veterans' Affairs
03/23/1988HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
03/23/1988HouseExecutive Comment Requested from DOD.
03/22/1988HouseReferred to House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
03/22/1988HouseReferred to House Committee on Armed Services.
03/22/1988HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (77)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Patterson, Elizabeth [D-SC-4]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Wylie, Chalmers P. [R-OH-15]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Jontz, Jim [D-IN-5]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Ridge, Thomas J. [R-PA-21]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Dornan, Robert K. [R-CA-38]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-24]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Hammerschmidt, John P. [R-AR-3]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Slattery, Jim [D-KS-2]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-7]* 03/22/1988
Rep. Luken, Thomas A. [D-OH-1] 03/23/1988
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 03/31/1988
Rep. Applegate, Douglas [D-OH-18] 03/31/1988
Rep. Mica, Daniel Andrew [D-FL-14] 03/31/1988
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 03/31/1988
Rep. McEwen, Bob [R-OH-6] 03/31/1988
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 03/31/1988
Rep. Penny, Timothy J. [D-MN-1] 03/31/1988
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 03/31/1988
Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] 03/31/1988
Rep. Rowland, J. Roy [D-GA-8] 03/31/1988
Rep. Rowland, John G. [R-CT-5] 03/31/1988
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 03/31/1988
Rep. Florio, James J. [D-NJ-1] 03/31/1988
Rep. Smith, Bob [R-NH-1] 03/31/1988
Rep. Gray, Kenneth J. [D-IL-22] 03/31/1988
Rep. Davis, Jack [R-IL-4] 03/31/1988
Rep. Kanjorski, Paul E. [D-PA-11] 03/31/1988
Rep. Robinson, Tommy F. [D-AR-2] 03/31/1988
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 03/31/1988
Rep. Harris, Claude [D-AL-7] 03/31/1988
Rep. Leath, Marvin [D-TX-11] 03/31/1988
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 03/31/1988
Rep. Jenkins, Edgar L. [D-GA-9] 03/31/1988
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 03/31/1988
Rep. Smith, Denny [R-OR-5] 03/31/1988
Rep. Clarke, James McC. [D-NC-11] 03/31/1988
Rep. Espy, Mike [D-MS-2] 03/31/1988
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 03/31/1988
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/31/1988
Rep. Lehman, William [D-FL-17] 03/31/1988
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-36] 03/31/1988
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-29] 03/31/1988
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 03/31/1988
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 03/31/1988
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 03/31/1988
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] 03/31/1988
Rep. Chapman, Jim [D-TX-1] 04/12/1988
Rep. Kastenmeier, Robert W. [D-WI-2] 04/12/1988
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 04/12/1988
Rep. Bentley, Helen Delich [R-MD-2] 04/12/1988
Rep. Hawkins, Augustus F. [D-CA-29] 04/12/1988
Rep. Hutto, Earl [D-FL-1] 04/13/1988
Rep. Lott, Trent [R-MS-5] 04/13/1988
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] 04/19/1988
Rep. Wolpe, Howard E. [D-MI-3] 04/19/1988
Rep. Madigan, Edward R. [R-IL-15] 04/28/1988
Rep. Garcia, Robert [D-NY-18] 04/28/1988
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-25] 04/28/1988
Rep. Kolter, Joseph P. [D-PA-4] 04/28/1988
Rep. Sharp, Philip R. [D-IN-2] 04/28/1988
Rep. Synar, Mike [D-OK-2] 05/03/1988
Rep. Clinger, William F., Jr. [R-PA-23] 05/11/1988
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16] 05/11/1988
Rep. Bruce, Terry L. [D-IL-19] 05/18/1988
Rep. Bustamante, Albert G. [D-TX-23] 05/19/1988
Rep. Smith, Virginia [R-NE-3] 05/19/1988
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4] 06/27/1988
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14] 06/28/1988
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11] 06/28/1988
Rep. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT-At Large] 07/26/1988
Rep. Glickman, Dan [D-KS-4] 09/07/1988

Committees (4)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services03/22/1988 Referred to
08/10/1988 Hearings by
08/10/1988 Markup by
09/09/1988 Reported by H.Rept 100-586 Part 2
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel and Compensation03/23/1988 Referred to
08/09/1988 Markup by
08/09/1988 Reported by
House Veterans' Affairs03/22/1988 Referred to
03/23/1988 Markup by
04/26/1988 Reported by H.Rept 100-586 Part 1
House Appropriations09/09/1988 Referred to
Senate Veterans' Affairs09/15/1988 Referred to

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Subjects (10)


Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (09/13/1988)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Montgomery GI Bill Amendments of 1988 - Amends Federal veterans' benefits provisions to direct the Administrator of Veterans Affairs to make payments to veterans who are entitled to veterans' educational assistance but who have become so physically or mentally handicapped that they are unable to utilize such assistance. Directs the Administrator to make such payments to qualifying veteran's survivors in the event of a veteran's death while on active duty or within six years of such individual's discharge, according to a certain order of priority. Deducts the amount of educational assistance received by the veteran before the enactment of this Act from the amount to be paid to the veteran under this Act.

Provides that a GI Bill participant (a veteran eligible to receive veterans' educational assistance and who has a reduction in monthly basic pay taken in order to receive such educational assistance through the Veterans Administration) who is discharged from the military service for a preexisting medical condition would be entitled to one month of educational assistance for each month of active duty served by the individual. (Under current law, a GI Bill participant discharged under these circumstances is ineligible for any benefits.)

Includes refresher courses, deficiency courses, and certain flight training programs among those programs of education approved for GI Bill participants. Outlines conditions for the approval of such flight training, and defines the amount of educational assistance to be provided as 75 percent of the established charges for tuition and fees for such flight training. Establishes an educational assistance allowance for correspondence courses of 55 percent of established charges.

Provides for a 60-day period of opportunity for service personnel who elected not to participate in the GI Bill program to enroll in such program. Begins such 60-day period on the date 31 days after the enactment of this Act. Outlines the amount of educational assistance to be paid to such newly-enrolled individuals and provides requirements for such individual's enrollment in the program, including a lump sum initial payment into the program and an agreement to have the individual's basic monthly pay reduced by a specified amount. Directs the Secretaries of the military departments concerned to take all necessary steps to inform eligible individuals of the opportunity to enroll in the GI Bill program under this provision.

Permits those individuals training under the GI Bill program for the Selected Reserve to pursue the same types of programs as those approved for active-duty participants in the GI Bill program. Expands such approved programs of study to include training at technical schools, on-the-job training, and graduate school. (Currently, only undergraduate courses at institutions of higher learning are approved for members of the Reserves and National Guard.) Provides the amount of assistance to be provided for such training, reducing such assistance proportionately in any month in which the individual fails to complete at least 120 hours of such training. Reduces the amount of an individual's educational assistance entitlement by the amount of training assistance payments received. Provides for flight and correspondence training assistance payments for the Selected Reserve.

Authorizes payment to an individual pursuing less than half-time training under the Selected Reserve program. (Current law requires such individuals to pursue such education on at least a half-time basis.) Eliminates the requirement under current law that an individual complete 180 days in the Selected Reserve before receiving educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve program.

Makes various technical and conforming amendments relating to educational assistance and eligibility for both veterans' educational assistance and armed forces educational assistance provisions.