H.R.3399: Veterans Education Counseling Act

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 Judy Chu, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 11 (6 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Introduced Oct. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Veterans Education Counseling Act - Modifies provisions relating to educational and vocational counseling for veterans to provide a program of counseling services to be known as the Academic Counseling and Educational Information Service. Requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to: (1) make available to veterans information about the definitions, eligibility requirements, and services provided by such counseling and how such counseling services differ from those provided as part of rehabilitation and readjustment assistance programs for veterans; and (2) maintain a website on which a person is able to request such counseling services.

Establishes as the primary goal of such counseling services to provide individuals with assistance in: (1) pursuing postsecondary education and training opportunities, (2) obtaining information about and data on such opportunities, (3) selecting a program of education or training, and (4) addressing other needs relating to education....

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Oct. 30, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.