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S.889: 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 John Boozman, R-Ark.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 7, 2013
Latest Major Action June 12, 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 include: (1) information about disability-related employment and education protections, (2) instruction in the use of educational assistance entitlements, (3) testing to determine academic readiness for post-secondary education and appropriate courses, (4) instruction on the financing of post-secondary education, and (5) information on benefits provided under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) and in other subjects determined by the Secretary concerned.

Requires the VA Secretary to submit to the congressional veterans committees the results of a study to determine the feasibility of providing veterans' benefits instruction at al...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 12, 2013 Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 113-111.
May 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3167)