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Introduced in House (02/21/2017)

Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2017

This bill makes an individual who is eligible for educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance program eligible for assistance with the fees for applying to institutions of higher education (IHEs).

The amount of such assistance payable to an individual shall be the lesser of: (1) the total application fees charged to the individual by the IHEs, or (2) $750.

Actions Overview (1)

02/21/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

03/06/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Action By: House Veterans' Affairs
02/21/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/21/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Titles (2)

Short Titles:

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced:

Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act of 2017

Official Titles:

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced:

To amend title 38, United States Code, to include the cost of applying to an institution of higher learning as part of the benefits provided under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.

Subjects (4)

  • Higher education
  • Student aid and college costs
  • Veterans' education, employment, rehabilitation

Cosponsors (63)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Walker, Mark [R-NC-6]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Heck, Denny [D-WA-10]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]* 02/21/2017
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Stefanik, Elise M. [R-NY-21]* 02/21/2017
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24]* 02/21/2017
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Wittman, Robert J. [R-VA-1]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Faso, John J. [R-NY-19]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8]* 02/21/2017
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 02/27/2017
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41] 02/27/2017
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] 02/27/2017
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 02/27/2017
Rep. Yoho, Ted S. [R-FL-3] 02/27/2017
Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] 02/27/2017
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 02/27/2017
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 02/27/2017
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 02/27/2017
Rep. Young, David [R-IA-3] 03/07/2017
Rep. Allen, Rick W. [R-GA-12] 03/07/2017
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 03/07/2017
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 03/08/2017
Rep. Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4] 03/08/2017
Rep. Pittenger, Robert [R-NC-9] 03/13/2017
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/13/2017
Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10] 03/13/2017
Rep. LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1] 03/13/2017
Rep. Scott, Austin [R-GA-8] 03/13/2017
Rep. Gibbs, Bob [R-OH-7] 03/20/2017
Rep. DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6] 03/20/2017
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 03/21/2017
Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 03/27/2017
Rep. Valadao, David G. [R-CA-21] 03/29/2017
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-5] 04/03/2017
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-22] 04/06/2017
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 04/12/2017
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20] 04/27/2017
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 05/01/2017

Committees (1)

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 Veterans' Affairs02/21/2017 Referred to
House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity03/06/2017 Referred to

Related Bills (0)

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