March 21, 2013
One of the notable provisions included in the year long CR (HR 933) was the restoration to Tuition Assistance (TA) programs for active duty service members. Previously this month, the Army and the Marine Corps decided not to continue their respective TA programs after March 8, 2013 because of cuts from the sequester. An amendment offered by Seantors James Inhofe (R-OK) and Kay Hagan (D-NC) passed by voice vote in the Senate yesterday. The House subsequently approved by the Senate CR today with no additional changes.
The bill, which will now go to the President for his signature, requires all branches of the armed services to provide TA for service members.