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Legislation

CURRENT LEGISLATION THAT YOU, AS A STUDENT VETERAN, SHOULD BE AWARE OF:

 


1. H.R.1451: Post 9/11 GI Bill Payment Restoration Act
Sponsor: Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] (introduced 4/8/2011)      Cosponsors (14)
Committees: House Veterans' Affairs; House Appropriations
Latest Major Action: 4/29/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

2. H.R.4140: Restore the Promise GI Bill
Sponsor: Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] (introduced 3/5/2012)      Cosponsors (None)
Committees: House Veterans' Affairs; House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/21/2012 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.

3. S.1852: Spouses of Heroes Education Act
Sponsor: Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] (introduced 11/10/2011)      Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 11/10/2011 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

4. H.R. 1451 Restoring Interval Pay (Break Pay):

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc112/h1451_ih.xml

5. H.R. 1383 Resorting GI Bill Fairness Act of 2011:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:H.R.1383.IH:

6. S. 745 Senate Bill to Amend Title 38, Protect Certain Veterans from Reduction in Educational Assistance Benefits (bill is the Senate version of H.R. 1383):

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s112-745

Sources:
- GOVTRACK.US
-THOMAS.LOC.GOV

Bills Last Updated: 6/6/2012

 

***GET ACTIVE! CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE!***

We at the Humboldt State University VETS office strongly encourage you to get involved.  Congressionally chartered Veteran’s Organizations and Congressional Committees make decisions about your benefits, YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME INPUT!!!!

The more sponsors to these bills the quicker they will be signed into LAW!!

 

To Find Your Representative in the United States House of Representatives open link below:
https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml  

To Find Your Senator in the United States Senate open link below:
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

OR

Contacting the Congress

Please tell your story to these groups and lawmakers.

http://iavaaction.org/contact-us

http://legion.org/contact

http://www.vfw.org/Contact-Us/

House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
335 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Or call (202) 225-3527
Chairman Jeff Miller (R)

US Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs
412 Russell Senate Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20510
Or call (202) 224-9126
Or click link to fill out form
http://veterans.senate.gov/contact-chairman.cfm
Chairman Patty Murray (D)