H.R.595: Veterans Education Equity 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 G. K. Butterfield, D-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 48 (46 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 8, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 22, 2013
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Bill Summary

Veterans Education Equity Act of 2013 - Revises the formula for the payment by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of tuition and fees for individuals entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program and pursuing programs of education at public institutions of higher learning to include, as an additional payment formula, the greater of: (1) the actual net costs for in-state tuition after applying the receipt of any tuition waivers, reductions, scholarships, or other assistance; or (2) $17,500 for the academic year beginning on August 1, 2011 (such amount to be increased each subsequent year by the average percentage increase in undergraduate tuition costs).

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Feb. 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.