Bill Sponsor
House Bill 7939
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Veterans Auto and Education Improvement Act of 2022
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-333 on Jan 5, 2023
Jun 3, 2022
Latest Action
Jan 5, 2023
Origin Chamber
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Policy Area
Armed Forces and National Security
Armed Forces and National Security
Primary focus of measure is military operations and spending, facilities, procurement and weapons, personnel, intelligence; strategic materials; war and emergency powers; veterans’ issues. Measures concerning alliances and collective security, arms sales and military assistance, or arms control may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (1)
checkPassed on December 22, 2022
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
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2/3 Yea-And-Nay
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House Roll Call Votes

Student Veteran Emergency Relief Act of 2022

This bill provides permanent authority for the application of certain flexibilities to assist veterans with their educational assistance benefits during emergency situations (as declared by the President). Specifically, the bill extends certain program adjustments that were implemented during the COVID-19 emergency to other emergency situations that may arise and have an effect on veterans and their educational assistance benefits.

Among other flexibilities, the bill

  • authorizes the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue to provide educational assistance, including monthly housing stipends or subsistence allowances, for programs of education that have been converted to distance learning due to an emergency or health-related situation;
  • ensures that an educational assistance payment will not be charged against any entitlement to educational assistance or counted against the aggregate period in situations where an individual was unable to complete a course or program due to an emergency situation;
  • extends the time limitation for using educational assistance under the Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 GI Bill, or vocational rehabilitation program when institutions are closed due to an emergency situation or executive order;
  • authorizes the payment of work-study allowances during emergency periods;
  • ensures an educational assistance payment shall not be charged against an individual's entitlement if the individual was unable to complete a course or program due to the temporary closure of an educational institution or the temporary termination of a program by reason of an emergency situation; and
  • adjusts the administration of certain benefits for veterans participating in an apprenticeship or other on-job training.
Text (5)
September 15, 2022
September 14, 2022
Amendments (1)
Dec 20, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
Senate Amendment 6578
In the nature of a substitute.
Agreed To