National Association of State Approving Agencies
National Association of State Approving Agencies
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Chairman Introduces Bill About SAA Roles

January 23, 2015
State Approving Agencies’ roles will be clarified in a new bill introduced January 22 by Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Oh.), chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.  The bill, HR 476, “The GI Bill Education Quality Enhancement Act of 2015,” addresses the “deemed approved course” concept, approval criteria for non-college-degree courses, IHL flight training issues, and compliance survey requirements.  Overall, the bill’s language clarifies existing provisions and eliminates some contradictions in Title 38.  Click here to see the bill text as introduced.

NASAA President Joe Wescott said, “The GI Bill Education Quality Enhancement Act will clarify and codify the important role of state approving agencies in approving quality programs of education and training which will help veterans secure good jobs.  In addition this important act stands to greatly enhance the administration and oversight of the GI Bill educational program.”

NASAA’s legislative team had input on the language in the proposed law over the past year, meeting with committee staff members and others.