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H.R.2469: To direct the Mayor of the District of Columbia to establish a District of Columbia National Guard Educational Assistance Program to encourage the enlistment and retention of persons in the District of Columbia National Guard by providing financial assistance to enable members of the National Guard of the District of Columbia to attend undergraduate, vocational, or technical courses.

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced June 20, 2013
Latest Major Action June 20, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the District of Columbia Code to add provisions to be entitled the Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention and College Access Act. Directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia, in coordination with the commanding general of the District of Columbia National Guard, to establish a program that allows the Mayor to provide educational assistance to members of the District of Columbia National Guard who have satisfactorily completed their initial active duty service and agree to serve for at least six years.

Requires such assistance to be used by members for expenses incurred in pursuing their first undergraduate, master's, vocational, or technical degree or certification at an approved institution of higher education.

Prohibits members who are receiving a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship from receiving this Act's assistance.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 20, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.