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H.R.3477: Veterans Legal Support 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 Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Nov. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 18, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Veterans Legal Support Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide support to at least one university law school program that is designed to provide legal assistance to veterans.

Allows programs of university law schools which may receive support under this Act to include those that assist veterans with: (1) filing and appealing claims for benefits under laws administered by the Secretary; and (2) such other civil, criminal, and family legal matters as considered appropriate.

Permits the support provided to a program to include financial support.

Limits the total amount of financial support provided in any fiscal year to $1 million.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Nov. 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.