August 8, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on August 1, 201
H.R. 2011 would extend the Secretary of Veterans Affairs’ authority to operate the Veterans’ Advisory Committee on Education through December 31, 2015. Under current law, that authority expires December 31, 2013. The Committee meets annually to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the administration of education and training programs for veterans and other eligible individuals. The bill also would modify the composition of the Committee to include veterans of recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and representatives of institutions that furnish vocational rehabilitation services to veterans.
Based on information from the Department of Veterans Affairs, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2011 would cost less than $500,000 over the 2014-2018 period, assuming the availability of appropriated funds. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.