House Bill 2523
117th Congress(2021-2022)
THRIVE Act
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 117-16 on Jun 8, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Apr 14, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 8, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2523
Congress
117
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
California
Illinois
Passed
April 20, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 330, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 367; H.R. 370; H.R. 396; H.R. 397, as amended; H.R. 408; H.R. 490; H.R. 965, as amended; H.R. 1251, as amended; H.R. 1395; H.R. 1491; H.R. 1528; H.R. 1532; H.R. 1565; H.R. 1602; and H.R. 2523, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 124, as amended.(consideration: CR H1979-1994; text: CR H1990-1992)
Summary

Training in High-demand Roles to Improve Veteran Employment Act or the THRIVE Act

This bill makes updates to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) training and education policies and programs, including by amending the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020.

First, in implementing the VA's rapid retraining assistance program, the list of high-demand occupations must be prepared in conjunction with the Department of Labor. The VA may add and remove occupations as appropriate.

The bill excludes programs pursued solely through distance learning on a half-time basis or less from the housing stipend available to those participating in the retraining program.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the outcomes and effectiveness of the retraining program.

Next, the VA must provide veterans and members of the Armed Forces with information about whether (1) a postsecondary education institution is listed on the College Navigator website as being affiliated with a certain religion, (2) an institution is minority serving, and (3) an institution is gender specific.

The bill includes for-profit educational institutions that are converted to public educational institutions in the annual risk-based survey the state approving agency must conduct.

Finally, the VA must take certain disciplinary action when any person with whom an educational institution has an agreement for marketing, advertising, educational programs, recruiting, or admissions services engages in specified behaviors, such as providing a type of incentive payment to persons engaged in student recruiting.

Text (4)
Actions (19)
06/08/2021
Became Public Law No: 117-16.
06/08/2021
Signed by President.
06/07/2021
Presented to President.
05/28/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/28/2021
Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
05/28/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.
05/28/2021
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3929-3930)
05/28/2021
Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
04/22/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
04/20/2021
Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 330, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 367; H.R. 370; H.R. 396; H.R. 397, as amended; H.R. 408; H.R. 490; H.R. 965, as amended; H.R. 1251, as amended; H.R. 1395; H.R. 1491; H.R. 1528; H.R. 1532; H.R. 1565; H.R. 1602; and H.R. 2523, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 124, as amended. (consideration: CR H1979-1994; text: CR H1990-1992)
04/20/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: Pursuant to section 6 of H. Res. 330, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 367; H.R. 370; H.R. 396; H.R. 397, as amended; H.R. 408; H.R. 490; H.R. 965, as amended; H.R. 1251, as amended; H.R. 1395; H.R. 1491; H.R. 1528; H.R. 1532; H.R. 1565; H.R. 1602; and H.R. 2523, as amended; and the following resolution was agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 124, as amended.(consideration: CR H1979-1994; text: CR H1990-1992)
04/20/2021
Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 330, proceedings on H.R. 2523 are considered vacated.
04/20/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
04/20/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2523.
04/20/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1965-1968; text: CR H1965-1967)
04/20/2021
Mr. Takano moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
04/19/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.
04/14/2021
Referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/14/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Created
Apr 15, 2021 7:12:14 AM
Updated
Jun 17, 2021 6:18:19 PM