H.R.6314 - To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend certain expiring provisions of law and to expand eligibility for the Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance program.109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-4] (Introduced 11/13/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs | Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/15/2006 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.6342, which became Public Law 109-444 on 12/21/2006.|
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Summary: H.R.6314 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.