Hearing: H.R. 561, H.R. 716, H.R. 1615, H.R. 2227, H.R. 2618, H.R. 2924, A Discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize State approving agencies to carry out outreach activities”, A discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that educational institutions abide by Principles of Excellence as a condition of approval for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes”, A discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to require proprietary for-profit educational institutions to comply with Federal revenue limits to participate in educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs”, A discussion draft “To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that certain educational institutions have letters of credit as a condition of approval for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes”, A discussion draft “Forever GI Bill Class Evaluation Act”, a discussion draft “VA Economic Hardship Report Act”, a discussion draft “To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to collect overpayments of specially adapted housing assistance”, a discussion draft “Legal Services for Homeless Veterans Act”, a discussion draft “GI Bill Access to Career Credentials Act”, a discussion draft, “To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the time period under which an election must be made for entitlement to educational assistance under the All-Volunteer Educational Assistance Program of Department of Veterans Affairs”, a discussion draft, “Student Veteran Empowerment Act of 2019”, and a discussion draft, “To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the monthly housing stipend under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for individuals who pursue programs of education solely through distance learning on more than a half-time basis.”

Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 (10:00 AM)

210 CAPITOL
Washington, D.C.

Witnesses

Panel one

Ms. Charmain Bogue
Executive Director, Education Service, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Mr. Jeffrey London
Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Mr. David Carroll
Executive Director, Mental Health Operations Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Panel two

Mr. Patrick Murray
Deputy Director National Legislative Service, The Veterans of Foreign Wars

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Mr. John Kamin
Assistant Director National Veterans Employment and Education Division, The American Legion

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Colonel Robert F. Norton (Ret.)
Senior Advisor, Veterans Education Success

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Mr. William Hubbard
Chief of Staff, Student Veterans of America

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Mr. Jeremy M. Villanueva
Associate National Legislative Director, Disabled Veterans of America

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  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Mr. Timothy McMahon
President of Triangle Tech Group, Career Education Colleges and Universities & Veterans for Career Education Ambassador

Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM
  • Witness Statement [PDF] Added 07/16/2019 at 03:52 PM

Text of Legislation

  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to require proprietary for-profit educational institutions to comply with Federal revenue limits to participate in educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • H.R. 561 [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • H.R. 716 [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • H.R. 1615 [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • H.R. 2227 [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • H.R. 2618 [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • H.R. 2924 [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for a requirement relating to the timing of the payment of educational assistance under the Post- 9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the monthly housing stipend under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program for individuals who pursue programs of education solely through distance learning on more than a half-time basis. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to study the link between certain economic factors and veteran suicides. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that certain educational institutions have letters of credit as a condition of approval for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to extend the time period under which an election must be made for entitlement to educational assistance under the All-Volunteer Educational Assistance Program of Department of Veterans Affairs. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to make grants to entities that provide legal services for homeless veterans and veterans at risk for homelessness. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to require that educational institutions abide by Principles of Excellence as a condition of approval for purposes of the educational assistance programs of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize State approving agencies to carry out outreach activities. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discussion Draft: To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the use of educational assistance under chapter 33 of that title to pay for preparatory courses for professional licenses and certifications, and for other purposes. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM
  • Discusion Draft: To authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to collect overpayments of specially adapted housing assistance. [PDF] Added 07/15/2019 at 02:30 PM

Support Documents

  • Hearing Notice [PDF]
  • Statement for the Record, Paralyzed Veterans of America [PDF] Added 08/14/2019 at 10:48 AM
  • Statement for the Record, Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors [PDF] Added 08/14/2019 at 10:48 AM

First Published: July 12, 2019 at 02:49 PM
Last Updated: August 14, 2019 at 11:03 AM