Pending Benefits Legislation

Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Russell, SR-418

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S. 75, Arla Harrell Act (McCaskill, Blunt)

S. 111, Filipino Veterans Promise Act (Heller, Hirono)

S. 410, Shawna Hill Post 9/11 Education Transferability Act (Crapo, Risch)

S. 473, Educational Development for Troops and Veterans Act of 2017 (Tester, Blumenthal, Brown, Murray)

S. 758, Janey Ensminger Act of 2017 (Burr, Tillis)

S. 798, Yellow Ribbon Improvement Act (Cassidy, Brown, Tillis)

S. 844, GI Bill Fairness Act of 2017 (Wyden, Boozman)

S. 882, a bill to provide entitlement to Post-9/11 Educational Assistance for members of the Armed Forces awarded the Purple Heart (Rounds, Boozman)

S. 1192, Veterans TEST Accessibility Act (Rounds, Hirono)

S. 1209, a bill to increase special pension for Medal of Honor recipients (Graham, Blumenthal)

S. 1218, Empowering Federal Employment for Veterans Act of 2017 (Heitkamp, Sullivan)

S. 1277, Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses Act of 2017 (Boozman, Heller)

S. ____, a bill to authorize a dependent to transfer Post-9/11 Educational Assistance in cases in which the dependent received entitlement from an individual who subsequently died (Rounds, Blumenthal)

Discussion Draft to improve Post-9/11 Educational Assistance




Panel I


Curtis L. Coy, Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Accompanied by:

Bradley Flohr, Senior Advisor for Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration





Will Hubbard, Vice President of Government Affairs, Student Veterans of America

John Kamin, Assistant Director, Veterans Employment and Education, The American Legion

Patrick Murray, Associate Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars

Brig. Gen. (Retired) Roy Robinson, President, National Guard Association of the United States


Member Statements

  1. Senator Claire McCaskill ( D - MO)
  2. Senator Heidi Heitkamp ( D - ND)
  3. Senator Mike Crapo ( R - ID)
  4. Senator James M. Inhofe ( R - OK)
  5. Senator Richard Burr ( R - NC)


  1. Mr. Curtis L. Coy
    Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity, Veterans Benefits Administration,
    Department of Veterans Affairs
  2. Mr. William Hubbard
    Vice President of Government Affairs
    Student Veterans of America
  3. Mr. John Kamin
    Assistant Director, Veterans Employment and Education
    The American Legion
  4. Mr. Patrick Murray
    Associate Director, National Legislative Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
  5. Brig. Gen. Roy Robinson (Ret.)
    National Guard Association of the United States

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