Text: H.R.2474 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (05/19/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2474


To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide that in the case of an individual entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program who is enrolled at an institution of higher education in a State in which the public institutions charge only fees in lieu of tuition, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall allow the individual to use all or any portion of the amounts payable for the established charges for the program of education to pay any amount of the individual’s tuition or fees for that program of education.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 19, 2009

Mr. McKeon (for himself, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Hunter, Mr. McClintock, Mr. Lewis of California, Mr. Gallegly, Mr. Herger, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Royce, Mr. Radanovich, Mr. Daniel E. Lungren of California, Mrs. Bono Mack, Mr. Gary G. Miller of California, Mr. Bilbray, Mr. Issa, Mr. Nunes, Mr. Campbell, Mr. McCarthy of California, and Mr. Thompson of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide that in the case of an individual entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program who is enrolled at an institution of higher education in a State in which the public institutions charge only fees in lieu of tuition, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall allow the individual to use all or any portion of the amounts payable for the established charges for the program of education to pay any amount of the individual’s tuition or fees for that program of education.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Veterans Educational Equity Act”.

SEC. 2. Use of entitlement under Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program to pay any amount of tuition and fees.

Subsection (a) of section 3313 of title 38, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: “In the case of such an individual who is pursuing such a program of education at an institution of higher education in a State in which the public institutions charge only fees in lieu of tuition, the Secretary shall allow the individual to use all or any portion of the amounts payable under subsection (c)(1)(A) to pay any amount of the individual’s tuition or fees for that program of education.”.