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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2811


To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to eligible persons when educational institutions are temporarily closed, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 7, 2019

Mr. Cassidy (for himself and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to eligible persons when educational institutions are temporarily closed, and for other purposes.

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 “Strengthening Disaster Assistance for Student Veterans Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Extension of authority of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to continue to pay educational assistance or subsistence allowances to eligible persons when educational institutions are temporarily closed.

Section 3680(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in the matter before subparagraph (A), by striking the em dash and inserting “during the following periods:”;

(2) in subparagraph (A)—

(A) by striking “during periods” and inserting “Periods”; and

(B) by striking “not exceed 4 weeks; or” and inserting “only continue until the date that is eight weeks after the date of the temporary closure.”; and

(3) in subparagraph (B)—

(A) by striking “solely” and inserting “Solely”; and

(B) by striking “during periods” and inserting “periods”.


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