H.R.1291: Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about education
  • Introduced March 29, 2001
  • Latest Major Action Dec. 27, 2001

Bill Cosponsors

106 (45 Democrats, 1 Independent, 1 Independent Democrat, 60 Republicans)

Bill Summary

Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2001 - Title I: Education Matters - Amends Federal provisions concerning the Montgomery GI Bill (educational assistance for veterans) to provide a graduated increase through FY 2004 in the rates of basic educational assistance.(Sec. 102) Allows an individual to elect to receive an accelerated lump-sum payment of such basic educational assistance.(Sec. 103) Allows eligible veterans to elect to receive...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.1291.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Referred to House Armed Services
Executive Comment Requested from Veterans' Affairs.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Executive Comment Requested from DOD.
Referred to the Subcommittee on Benefits.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Subcommittee on Benefits Discharged.
Mr. Smith (NJ) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1291.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 416 - 0, 1 Present (Roll no. 166).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 1088 amended.
Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1088 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
House agreed to Senate amendments with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 310.
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate amendments.
Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendments by Unanimous Consent.
Cleared for White House.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 107-103.
March 29, 2001

Introduced in the House by Christopher H. Smith (R-N.J.)

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