HR 117

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 117

To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 5, 2011

Mr. FILNER introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to make certain improvements in the laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. REFERENCES TO TITLE 38, UNITED STATES CODE.

SEC. 3. MODIFICATION OF STANDARD OF VISUAL ACUITY REQUIRED FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROVIDED BY THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

SEC. 4. AUTHORITIES REGARDING HOUSING LOANS GUARANTEED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

SEC. 5. ASSISTANCE FOR FLIGHT TRAINING.

SEC. 6. SEVEN-YEAR INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS PURSUING INTERNSHIPS OR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING.

SEC. 7. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY FOR CERTAIN QUALIFYING WORK-STUDY ACTIVITIES FOR PURPOSES OF THE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

SEC. 8. EXPANSION OF WORK-STUDY ALLOWANCE TO INCLUDE CERTAIN OUTREACH SERVICES CONDUCTED THROUGH CONGRESSIONAL OFFICES.

SEC. 9. TEMPORARY REDUCTION OF REQUIRED AMOUNT OF WAGES FOR ON-THE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS.

SEC. 10. REAUTHORIZATION OF VETERANS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION.

SEC. 11. REVIEW AND EVALUATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY.

SEC. 12. CHILD CARE; PRESIDENT'S BUDGET.

`Sec. 3123. Child care assistance for single parents

`Sec. 3124. Information included in support of President's budget

SEC. 13. INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF REPORTING FEE PAYABLE TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS THAT ENROLL VETERANS RECEIVING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

SEC. 14. MODIFICATION OF ADVANCE PAYMENT OF INITIAL EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE OR SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE.

SEC. 15. INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE PAYABLE TO VETERANS PARTICIPATING IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION PROGRAM.

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Column I               Column II    Column III      Column IV                                                                         Column V 
Type of  program   No dependents One dependent Two dependents                                                         More than two dependents 
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                                                              The amount in column IV, plus the following for each dependent in excess of two: 
Full-time                $576.01       $714.50        $841.98                                                                           $61.37 
Three-quarter time       $432.80       $536.65        $629.50                                                                           $47.19 
Half-time                $289.59       $358.81        $421.77                                                                          $31.49. 
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SEC. 16. EXPANSION OF AVAILABILITY OF EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE ALLOWANCE FOR VETERANS USING EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.

SEC. 17. VETERANS ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT.

`Sec. 8120. Veterans entrepreneurial development summit

SEC. 18. INCREASE IN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING ASSISTANCE AUTHORIZED TO BE PROVIDED BY THE SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS.

SEC. 19. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS HOUSING LOANS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ENERGY EFFICIENT DWELLINGS.

SEC. 20. PILOT PROGRAM ON SPECIALLY ADAPTED HOUSING ASSISTANCE FOR VETERANS RESIDING TEMPORARILY IN HOUSING OWNED BY A FAMILY MEMBER.

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