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H.R.1251: Veteran Excellence Through Education Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Gloria Negrete McLeod, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 12 (All Democrats)
Introduced March 19, 2013
Latest Major Action April 2, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Veteran Excellence Through Education Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make grants, during FY2014-FY2019, to minority-serving institutions for establishing verified delivery systems to address social and academic problems facing enrolled veterans.

Includes among authorized grant activities: (1) educational services, including courses in English as a second language, financial literacy workshops and courses, and health and wellness programs; (2) increased access to workforce services; (3) support services such as housing, transportation, and child care; and (4) establishing a veteran support team.

Requires an institution, in order to receive such a grant, to submit to the Secretary a program plan and strategy to meet the needs of enrolled veterans.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 2, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
March 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.