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H.R.357: GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014

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 Jeff Miller, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 50 (27 Democrats, 23 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 4, 2014
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

GI Bill Tuition Fairness Act of 2014 - (Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program and the program providing educational assistance to individuals who commenced service in the Armed Forces on or after September 11, 2001, to disapprove courses of education provided by a public institution of higher education (IHE) that charges tuition and fees for veterans living in the state in which the IHE is located at a higher rate than it charges residents of such state, regardless of the veteran's state of residence.

Makes this provision applicable only to: (1) veterans who were discharged or released from at least 90 days of active service less than three years before their date of enrollment in the applicable course, and (2) courses that commence on or after July 1, 2016.

Prohibits the Secretary from disapproving a public IHE's course on the grounds that the IHE conditions such veterans' rec...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 4, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Feb. 3, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
Feb. 3, 2014

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 390 - 0 (Roll no. 33). (text: CR H1520-1522)

Feb. 3, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1527-1528)
Feb. 3, 2014 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.
Feb. 3, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1520-1526)
Feb. 3, 2014 Mr. Miller (FL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
June 3, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 66.
June 3, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. H. Rept. 113-94.
May 8, 2013 Ordered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 25, 2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee in the Nature of a Substitute (Amended) by Voice Vote .
April 25, 2013 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
April 10, 2013 Subcommittee Hearings Held.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.