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H.R.631: Servicemembers' Choice in Transition 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 Bill Flores, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 8 (7 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 13, 2013
Latest Major Action April 25, 2013
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Bill Summary

Servicemembers' Choice in Transition Act of 2013 - Amends provisions concerning the Transition Assistance Program of the Department of Defense (DOD) (employment and job training assistance and related services for members of the Armed Forces being separated from active duty, and for their spouses) to require such Program to consist of at least five days of instruction as follows: (1) at least one day of service-specific pre-separation training; (2) up to one day each for instruction in preparation for employment, preparation for education or career or technical training, preparation for entrepreneurship, or other options determined by the Secretary of the military department concerned; (3) at least two days of in-depth instruction of the participant's choice in any of the subjects described under (2), above; and (4) up to one day in benefits provided under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and in other subjects determined by the Secretary concerned.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
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. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Feb. 22, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Veterans' Affairs
Feb. 13, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services