H.R.4889 - Guard and Reserves Are Fighting Too Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51] (Introduced 12/19/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Veterans' Affairs; Armed Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/30/2008 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4889 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/19/2007)
The Guard and Reserves Are Fighting Too Act of 2008 - Recodifies under federal veterans' benefits provisions former federal armed forces provisions relating to educational assistance programs for members of the Ready Reserve ordered to active duty by reason of war or national emergency. Revises the amount of assistance available for licensing or certification tests. Includes under such recodification provisions concerning an educational assistance allowance for members of the Ready Reserve for flight training. Repeals the authority for accelerated payment of such assistance. Provides for program administration through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for FY2010 and thereafter (with transition provisions).
Extends the time limitation for the use of the Ready Reserve educational assistance entitlement to ten years after separation from the Ready Reserve.