December 18, 2013 03:31 PM

Coburn objects to passing S.944, Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2013

Senator Sanders asked unanimous consent the Senate take up and pass Calendar #258, S. 944, with the committee-reported substitute amendment and an amendment to the title. Senator Coburn objected.

Senator Sanders asked if Senator Coburn would agree to having a roll call vote on the bill. Senator Coburn said he would object to a vote without the opportunity to offer amendments.

S.944, is a bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to require courses of education provided by public institutions of higher education that are approved for purposes of the All-Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program and Post-9/11 Educational Assistance to charge veterans tuition and fees at the in-State tuition rate, and for other purposes.