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S.845: A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Professionals Educational Assistance Program, and for other purposes.

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 Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Extends through 2019 (under current law, 2014) the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health professionals educational assistance program.

Repeals the current $60,000 per-individual limit on education debt reduction payments made by the VA with respect to certain employees providing direct-patient care services or services incident thereto.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-203.
April 25, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.