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Passed House without amendment (11/14/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends federal veterans' benefits provisions to extend through 2007: (1) the authority for health care provided through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) due to prior participation in Department of Defense (DOD) chemical and biological warfare testing; (2) certain grants and per diem assistance for homeless veterans; (3) VA treatment and rehabilitation and additional services for seriously mentally ill and homeless veterans; (4) the Advisory Committee on Homeless Veterans; and (5) VA authority to reimburse the next of kin of a deceased veteran for the placement of a government marker at a burial site in a private cemetery.

Extends through June 30, 2007, VA authority for an additional educational assistance allowance for work-study performed by veterans.

Expands eligibility for educational assistance under the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program to include the spouse or child of a member of the Armed Forces who has a total permanent disability incurred in or aggravated by active military service.