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house Bill H.R. 5047

Protecting Veterans' Educational Choice Act of 2016

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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed November 30th, 2016
    Roll Call Vote 411 Yea / 3 Nay
      house Committees
      Economic Opportunity
      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedApril 25th, 2016

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Title

Protecting Veterans' Educational Choice Act of 2016

Official Title

To direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the Secretary of Labor to provide information to veterans and members of the Armed Forces about articulation agreements between institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.) Protecting Veterans' Educational Choice Act of 2016 (Sec. 2) This bill requires Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) counselors who provide specified educational or vocational counseling services to provide a requesting veteran or member of the Armed Forces with information about the articulation agreements (agreements governing the transferability of credits toward meeting specific degree or program requirements) of each institution of higher learning in which the individual is interested. The VA shall: (1) provide a veteran who is certified as eligible for VA educational assistance with information on education counseling services and articulation agreements, and (2) implement this bill within 90 days after its enactment.
    As a veteran who is using educational benefits I think it is important to let other vets know how much this can help you and all of the benefits we can receive
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