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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1956


To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amounts of educational assistance payable under Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 5, 2017

Mr. Roe of Tennessee introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the amounts of educational assistance payable under Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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 “Caring for the Families of our Wounded and Fallen Heroes Act”.

SEC. 2. Increase in amounts of educational assistance payable under Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program of Department of Veterans Affairs.

(a) Increase.—Section 3532 of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in paragraph (1)—

(i) by striking “$788” and inserting “$1,224”;

(ii) by striking “$592” and inserting “$967”; and

(iii) by striking “$394” and inserting “$710”; and

(B) in paragraph (2)(B), by striking “$788” and inserting “$1,224”; and

(2) in subsection (b), by striking “$788” and inserting “$1,224”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a month that begins after the date that is 18 months after the date of the enactment of this Act.