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House & Senate HEA Reauthorization Legislative Proposals

Introduced in the 116th Congress

 

 

House HEA Reauthorization Proposals

 

H.R. 4148 –

Topic: Career and Technical Education/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Antonio Delgado

A bill to require the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy and Secretary of Education, to submit a report on current and future trends and shortages in the clean energy technology industry to achieve a clean energy economy, and to provide grants to establish and enhance training programs for any occupation or field of work for which a shortage is identified.

 

H.R. 4119 –

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Interest Rates

Introduced by Representative Al Lawson (D-FL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the interest-free grace period certain loans.

 

H.R. 4113 –

Topic:  Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Kendra Horn (D-OK)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a percentage of student loan forgiveness for public service employment.

 

H.R. 4108 – Jump Start on College Act

Topic: Student Access and College Cost

Introduced by Representative Adriano Espaillat (D-NY)

A bill to increase the percentage of students who complete a recognized postsecondary credential within 100 percent of the normal time for the completion of such credential, including low-income students and students from other populations that are underrepresented in higher education.

 

H.R. 4101 – Build Local, Hire Local Act

Topic: Apprenticeships, WIOA, Career & Technical Education, and Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA)

A bill to establish an expansive infrastructure program to create local jobs and raise the quality of life in every community, to launch middle class career pathways in infrastructure, and to invest in high-quality American jobs.

 

H.R. 4098 – Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2019 (HERO Act)

Topic: Accreditation, Institutional Accountability, and Federal Student Loan Programs

Introduced by Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for accreditation reform, to require institutions of higher education to publish information regarding student success, to provide for fiscal accountability, and to provide for school accountability for student loans.

 

H.R. 4089 –

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize certain students in retain financial aid eligibility while completing a drug rehabilitation program.

 

H.R. 4083 –

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Ben McAdams (D-UT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support innovative, evidence-based approaches that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of postsecondary education for all students, to allow pay for success initiatives, and to provide additional evaluation authority.

 

H.R. 4079 –

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Program Reforms

Introduced by Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY)

A bill to simplify and improve the Federal student loan program through income-contingent repayment to provide stronger protections for borrowers, encourage responsible borrowing, and save money for taxpayers.

 

H.R. 4073 –

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative David Trone (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide Federal Pell Grants on behalf of an incarcerated individual.

 

H.R. 4061 –

Topic: Career and Technical Education/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Energy to establish and carry out a comprehensive, nationwide, energy-related industries jobs program.

 

H.R. 4036 –

Topic: Allied Health Education

Introduced by Representative Peter King (R-NY)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a better defined recruitment and retention incentive program for volunteer emergency service workers.

 

H.R. 4016 –

Topic: Career and Technical Education/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA)

A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to establish a pilot program for providing portable benefits to eligible workers.

 

H.R. 4012 – Safeguarding Student Veterans Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and title 38, United States Code, to conduct risk analyses regarding certain educational institutions receiving payments under the Department of Education heightened cash monitoring payment method.

 

H.R. 3950 – Remedial Education Improvement Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a grant program for the improvement of remedial education programs at institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 3933 – America’s College Promise Act

Topic: Community College and Minority Serving Institutions

Introduced by Representative Andy Levin (D-MI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish State and Indian tribe grants for community colleges and grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions.

 

H.R. 3926 – Consider Teachers Act

Topic: Federal Student Grant Assistance Program – TEACH Grant

Introduced by Representative Peter Visclosky (D-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the service obligation verification process for TEACH Grant recipients.

 

H.R. 3921 – Protecting Academic Integrity Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Scott Perry (R-PA)

A bill to require an institution of higher education to file a disclosure report with the Secretary of Education whenever such institution receives a gift from or enters into a contract with a foreign source, the value of which is $50,000 or more.

 

H.R. 3913 – No Title

Topic: Academic Programs

Introduced by Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to provide grants for education programs on the history of the treatment of Italian Americans during World War II.

 

H.R. 3901 – Student Data Counts Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Education Sciences and Reform Act of 2002 to include racial subgroups in IPEDS data.

 

H.R. 3893 – TBD

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program that awards grants to State coalitions that build or expand career pathways programs in schools within the State, and to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a program that awards grants to eligible agencies to carry out career pathways programs.

 

H.R. 3892 – TBD

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to award competitive grants for the purpose of developing, offering, improving, and providing educational or career pathway programs for workers.

 

H.R. 3891 – Making Education Affordable and Accessible Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make college affordable and accessible by providing grant assistance for dual and concurrent high school/postsecondary education programs for credit.

 

H.R. 3887 – Student Loan Debt Relief Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Discharge for All Students

Introduced by Representative James Clyburn (D-SC)

A bill to discharge the qualified loan amounts of each individual (with limitations), enable reduction in student loan interest rates for both federal and private loans, and provide for discharge of student loans under declarations of bankruptcy.

 

H.R. 3833 – Streamlining Income-driven, Manageable Payments on Loans for Education Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Income-based Repayment Income Recertification

Introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the automatic recertification of income for income-driven repayment plans.

 

H.R. 3827 – Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment Act

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

A bill to promote and support collaboration between Hispanic-serving institutions and Hispanic-serving school districts

 

H.R. 3809 – College Student Hunger Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Al Lawson (D-FL)

A bill to amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to expand the eligibility of students to participate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program.

 

H.R. 3808 – Teacher Education for Computer Science Act (Teach CS Act)

Topic: Teacher Preparation

Introduced by Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include teacher preparation for computer science in elementary and secondary education.

 

H.R. 3800 – Educational Opportunity and Success Act

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – TRIO

Introduced by Representative Warren Davidson (R-OH)

A bill to modify the Federal TRIO programs.

 

H.R. 3793 – Student Loan Accrual Support and Help Act (SLASH Act)

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Interest Rates

Introduced by Representative Kendra Horn (D-OK)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include interest rate provisions for Federal loans made on or after July 1, 2020.

 

H.R. 3792 – Guaranteeing Respite After College Ends Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Deferment

Introduced by Representative Kendra Horn (D-OK)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for deferment for Federal loans prior to the beginning of the repayment period.

 

H.R. 3786 – Student Loan Reform Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student/Institutional Risk-sharing and Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Scott Perry (R-PA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a program under which an institution of higher education may elect to cosign Federal student loans made to students attending the institution.

 

H.R. 3761 – Protecting Access to Student Transcripts Act of 2019

Topic: Students’ Rights

Introduced by Representative Susie Lee (D-NV)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit institutions of higher education from denying students access to transcripts because of loan default.

 

H.R. 3751 – No Student Loan Interest Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Interest Rates

Introduced by Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the relief of interest on certain Federal student loans.

 

H.R. 3743 – Supporting Transparency to Overcome Poverty and Campus Hunger Act (STOP Campus Hunger Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require that certain information with respect to nutrition assistance programs be annually disclosed.

 

H.R. 3718 – Closing the College Hunger Gap Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT)

A bill to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses.

 

H.R. 3715 – Protecting Employees Tips Act

Topic: Borrowers’ Protections

Introduced by Representative Sylvia Garcia (D-TX)

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit employers from keeping employees’ tips to cover the cost of financial transaction fees.

 

H.R. 3689 – Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers Act (Protecting JOBs Act)

Topic: Students’ Rights

Introduced by Representative Donna Shalala (D-FL)

A bill to prohibit States from suspending, revoking, or denying State-issued professional licenses or issuing penalties due to student default.

 

H.R. 3674 – Eliminating the Hidden Student Loan Tax Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Origination Fees

Introduced by Representative Susan Davis (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate origination fees for Federal Direct Loans.

 

H.R. 3662 – Relief for Defrauded Students Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Borrower Defense to Repayment

Introduced by Representative Lucy McBath (D-GA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure that student borrowers are provided relief from their student loans in the instance of substantial misrepresentation or omission by an institution of higher education.

 

H.R. 3598 — Federally Requiring Earned Education-debt Discharges for Vets Act (FREED Vets Act)

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Disabled Veterans Student Loan Discharge

Introduced by Representative Conor Lamb (D-PA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to automatically discharge the loans of certain veteran borrowers with disabilities.

 

H.R. 3591 – Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative David Trone (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prevent certain alcohol and substance misuse.

 

H.R. 3578 – Community College Student Success Act

Topic: Community College Incentives

Introduced by Representative Grace Meng (D-NY)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish and carry out a grant program to make grants to eligible institutions to plan and implement programs that provide comprehensive support services and resources designed to increase transfer and graduation rates at community colleges.

 

H.R. 3555 – Exposing Discrimination in Higher Education Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA)

A bill to amend the Department of Education Organization Act and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require publication of information relating to religious exemptions to the requirements of title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

 

H.R. 3547 – Students and Young Consumers Empowerment Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – CFPB Student Advocate

Introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

A bill to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to establish the position of the Assistant Director and Student Loan Borrower Advocate of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, to establish the Office for Students and Young Consumers of the Bureau.

 

H.R. 3519 – Better Service to Borrowers Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Servicing Reform

Introduced by Representative Schrier (D-WA)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to develop a common manual for loan servicers to ensure quality of practice and increase borrower satisfaction.

 

H.R. 3513 – Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2019

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA)

A bill to support educational entities in fully implementing title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education.

 

H.R. 3512 – Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019 (PROTECT Students Act)

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Susie Lee (D-NV)

A bill to protect students of institutions of higher education and the taxpayer investment in institutions of higher education by improving oversight and accountability of institutions of higher education, particularly for-profit colleges, improving protections for students and borrowers, and ensuring the integrity of postsecondary education programs.

 

H.R. 3503 – Passport Assistance for Disadvantaged Students Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Johnson (D-TX)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to carry out a pilot program to make grants to institutions of higher education to pay the costs of obtaining a United States passport necessary for certain students to participate in a study abroad program.

 

H.R. 3497 – Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students Act of 2019 (JOBS Act)

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA)

A bill to extend Federal Pell Grant eligibility of certain short-term programs.

 

H.R. 3489 – Higher Education Mental Health Act of 2019

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Representative David Trone (D-MD)

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to establish an Advisory Commission on Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Disabilities in Institutions of Higher Education.

 

H.R. 3487 – Protections and Regulation for Our Students Act (PRO Students Act)

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Mark Takano (D-CA)

A bill to improve the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 3489 – Higher Education Mental Health Act of 2019

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Representative David Trone (D-MD)

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to establish an Advisory Commission on Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Disabilities in Institutions of Higher Education, and for other purposes.

 

HR 3472 – College for All Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure college for all.

 

H.R. 3470 – Earl N. Williams, Sr., First Chance Act

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – SEOG

Introduced by Representative Danny Davis (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide basic and emergency supplemental living assistance grants under the student support services program.

 

H.R. 3448 – Student Debt Cancellation Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Discharge for All Students

Introduced by Representative Omar (D-MN)

A bill to forgive outstanding Federal and private student loans.

 

H.R. 3422 – Competency-Based Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to clarify competency-based education.

 

H.R. 3418 – Protecting Our Students by Terminating Graduate Rates that Add to Debt Act (POST GRAD Act)

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Graduate & Professional Student Eligibility

Introduced by Representative Judy Chu (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reinstate the authority of the Secretary of Education to make Federal Direct Stafford Loans to graduate and professional students.

 

H.R. 3391 – To Offer Refugees College Help Act (TORCH Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for in-State tuition rates for refugees and asylees.

 

H.R. 3381 – Hold Accountable and Lend Transparency on Campus Sexual Violence Act (HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act)

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase transparency and reporting on campus sexual violence.

 

H.R. 3369 – Defending All Veterans In Education Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Donna Shalala (D-FL)

A bill to close the GI Bill loophole and update the 80/20 rule for proprietary institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 3368 – Apprenticeship and Jobs Training Act of 2019

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA)

A bill to establish a tax credit for on-site apprenticeship programs.

 

H.R. 3354 – Time for Completion Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for comprehensive student achievement information.

 

H.R. 3353 – Parent PLUS Loan Improvement Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – PLUS Loan Repayment Plans

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include Parent PLUS loans in income-contingent and income-based repayment plans.

 

H.R. 3344 – Opportunities to Support Mothers and Deliver Children Act

Topic: Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Representative Moore (D-WI)

A bill to provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals to enter and follow a career pathway in the field of pregnancy or childbirth, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act.

 

H.R. 3336 – Demonstrating that Empowerment Makes Opportunities Act (DEMO Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost/Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Representative Danny Davis (D-IL)

A bill to provide grants for the conduct of demonstration projects designed to provide education and training for eligible individuals with an arrest or conviction record to enter and follow a career pathway in the health professions through occupations that pay well and are expected to experience a labor shortage or be in high demand, under the health profession opportunity grant program under section 2008 of the Social Security Act

 

H.R. 3334 – Expanding Access to Graduate Education Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Ann Kuster (D-NH)

A bill to expand access to graduate education by amending the Federal Pell Grant program to include postbaccalaureate study.

 

H.R. 3268 – Go to High School, Go to College Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow the Secretary of Education to create a pilot program to award College in High School Pell Grants.

 

H.R. 3267 – END ALL Hazing Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

A bill to require institutions of higher education to disclose hazing-related misconduct.

 

H.R. 3257 – Student Loan Fairness Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Multiple Loan Program Reforms

Introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA)

A bill to increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers.

 

H.R. 3243 – Equal Campus Access Act of 2019

Topic: Religious & Individual Freedom

Introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure campus access at public institutions of higher education for religious groups.

 

H.R. 3232 – Young Farmer Success Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include certain individuals who work on farms or ranches as individuals who are employed in public service jobs for purposes of eligibility for loan forgiveness under the Federal Direct Loan program.

 

H.R. 3219 – United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Loan Administration

Introduced by Representative David McKinley (R-WV)

A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center or contract call center work overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications.

 

H.R. 3179 – Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers Act of 2019 (POST Act)

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding proprietary institutions of higher education in order to protect students and taxpayers.

 

H.R. 3150 – Rural and Underserved Residencies to Attract Long-term Physicians Act (RURAL Physicians Act)

Topic Federal Student Loan Programs – Allied Health Occupation Deferments

Introduced by Representative Steve Watkins (R-KS)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in certain medical or dental internships or residency programs.

 

H.R. 3139 – Supporting the Teaching profession through Revitalizing Investments in Valuable Educators Act (STRIVE Act)

Topic: Federal Student Loan Program – Teacher Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

A bill to better support our early childhood educators and elementary school and secondary school teachers

 

H.R. 3135 – Department of Energy National Labs Jobs ACCESS Act

Topic:  Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Ben Ray Lujan, (D-NM)

A bill to enable projects that will aid in the development and delivery of related instruction associated with apprenticeship and preapprenticeship programs that are focused on serving the skilled technical workforce at the National Laboratories and certain facilities of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

 

H.R. 3128 – Collegiate Freedom of Association Act

Topic: Religious & Individual Freedoms

Introduced by Representative Ruben Gallego, (D-AZ)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to uphold freedom of association protections.

 

H.R. 3119 – Biliteracy Education Seal and Teaching Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Julia Brownley (D-CA)

A bill to award grants to States to establish or improve, and carry out a Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high-level student proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in both English and a second language.

 

H.R. 3112 – For-Profit Fraud Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)

A bill to revise the 90-10 rule under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 3108 – Teachers are Leaders Act of 2019

Topic: Teacher Preparation

Introduced by Representative Bradley Scott Schneider (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a teacher leader development program.

 

H.R. 3102 – Helping Individuals Get a Higher Education while Reducing Education Debt Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Multiple Loan Program Reforms

Introduced by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve loans.

 

H.R. 3101 – Achieving Independence through Degrees Act (AID Act)

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase the maximum Federal Pell Grant amount.

 

H.R. 3099 – STEM K to Career Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

A bill to provide for loan forgiveness for STEM teachers and other accommodations for STEM participants.

 

HR 3098 – Student Loan Interest Deduction Act of 2019

Topic:  Federal Student Loan Programs – Tax Deductions for Student Loan Interest Rates

Introduced by Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest.

 

H.R. 3097 – Fairness in Forgiveness Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand eligibility for public service student loan forgiveness to certain contractor employees of national laboratories.

 

H.R. 3096 – Strengthening Loan Forgiveness for Public Servants Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for a percentage of student loan forgiveness for public service employment.

 

H.R. 3095 – Know Your Repayment Options Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Representative Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to provide each borrower with an individualized repayment guide.

 

H.R. 3086 – Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower Act of 2019 (RISE Act)

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide students with disabilities and their families with access to critical information needed to select the right college and succeed once enrolled.

 

H.R. 3071 – Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2019

Topic: International Education

Introduced by Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL)

A bill to address foreign threats to higher education in the United States.

 

H.R. 3070 – Customized Approaches to Providing And Building Independent Lives of Inclusion for Transition-aged Youth Act of 2019 (CAPABILITY Act)

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Representative Moulton (D-MA)

A bill to amend the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to establish a demonstration program to assist transition-aged youth with covered disabilities in obtaining customized, competitive integrated employment.

 

H.R. 3068 – Offshore Wind Jobs and Opportunity Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative William Keating (D-MA)

A bill to establish an offshore wind career training grant program.

 

H.R. 3035 – Classroom to Careers Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – Federal Work-Study

Introduced by Representative James McGovern, (D-MA)

A bill to amend the Federal Work-Study program to permit institutions of higher education to use their Federal work-study allocations for full-time, off-campus cooperative education and work-based learning.

 

H.R. 3027 – Student Loan Borrowers’ Bill of Rights Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Borrower Benefits Reform

Introduced by Representative Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

A bill to establish student loan borrowers’ rights to basic consumer protections, reasonable and flexible repayment options, access to earned credentials, and effective loan cancellation in exchange for public service.

 

H.R. 3026 – The College Data Access Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Lori Trahan (D-MA)

A bill to require that a College Scorecard be maintained for each institution of higher education that participates in programs under title IV of Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 3007 – Worker Ownership, Readiness, and Knowledge Act (WORK Act)

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI)

A bill to establish an Employee Ownership and Participation Initiative.

 

H.R. 2981 – Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI)

A bill to establish a pilot program at the Small Business Administration that grants awards to historically Black colleges and universities establishing an entrepreneurship curriculum and placement of a Small Business Development Center on the physical campus of the institution.

 

H.R. 2974 – Youth Financial Learning Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Representative Matt Cartwright (D-PA)

A bill to improve the financial literacy of secondary school students.

 

H.R. 2966 – Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide formula grants to States to improve higher education opportunities for foster youth and homeless youth.

 

H.R. 2920 – Community College to Career Fund in Higher Education Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost and Community College Incentives

Introduced by Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support community college and industry partnerships.

 

H.R. 2888 – Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act of 2019

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Haley Stevens (D-MI)

A bill to explicitly make unauthorized access to Department of Education information technology systems and the misuse of identification devices issued by the Department of Education a criminal act.

 

H.R. 2875 – Ravi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require additional reporting on crime and harm that occurs during student participation in programs of study abroad.

 

H.R. 2833 – CFPB Student Loan Integrity and Transparency Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Data Sharing

Introduced by Representative Katie Porter (D-CA)

A bill to require the student loan ombudsman of the Department of Education to provide student loan data to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection.

 

H.R. 2831 – Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs

Introduced by Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI)

A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to award grants for promoting industry or sector partnerships to encourage industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement as part of an infrastructure investment.

 

H.R. 2807 – Help Students Vote Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL)

A bill to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education that participate in programs under such title to distribute voter registration forms to students enrolled at the institution.

 

H.R. 2768 – Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO)

A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to allow the release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential.

 

H.R. 2749 – Restoring Justice for Workers Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY)

A bill to prohibit forced arbitration in work disputes.

 

H.R. 2747 – Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2019

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI)

A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 2728 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Loan Consolidation

Introduced by Representative David Price (D-NC)

A bill to allow two borrowers, who had previously received a joint consolidation loan for their student debt under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, to submit a joint application to sever their consolidated loan. One borrower may submit a separate application in the event that the individual is experiencing domestic or economic abuse from the other individual borrower, or is unable to reasonably reach or access the loan information of the other borrower.

 

H.R. 2721 – Cyber Ready Workforce Act

Topic:  Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Susie Lee (D-NV)

A bill to establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.

 

H.R. 2697 – Corporal Ronil Singh and Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Josh Harder (D-CA)

A bill to increase Federal Pell Grants for the children of fallen public safety officers.

 

H.R. 2672 – NCAA Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative John Katko (R-NY)

A bill to amend section 487(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide increased accountability of nonprofit athletic associations and to establish a commission to identify and examine issues of national concern related to the conduct of intercollegiate athletics.

 

H.R. 2632 – CCAMPIS Reauthorization Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Katherine Clark (D-MA)

A bill to reauthorize the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 2595 – Improving Middle Class Access to Higher Education Act

Topic: FASFA

Introduced by Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase the income limit of the simplified needs test.

 

H.R. 2563 – Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: FAFSA

Introduced by Representative Cedric Richmond (D-LA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to issue guidance and recommendations for institutions of higher education on removing criminal and juvenile justice questions from their application for admissions process.

 

H.R. 2562 – Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act

Topic: International Education

Introduced by Representative David Price (D-NC)

A bill to reauthorize title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 2486 – Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Representative Alma Adams (D-NC)

A bill to reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions.

 

H.R. 2465 – Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa College Access Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a program that enables college-bound residents of the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa to have greater choices among institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 2441 – What You Can Do For Your Country Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Joh Sarbanes, (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the public service loan forgiveness program.

 

H.R. 2421 – Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act/ALERT Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI)

A bill to ensure that certain incidents involving a covered employee that are reported to the title IX coordinator at an eligible institution of higher education have been reviewed by the president of the institution and not less than 1 additional member of the institution’s board of trustees.

 

H.R. 2358 – 21st Century Civilian Conservation Corps Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability (Definition of GE?)

Introduced by Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)

A bill to authorize the President to reestablish the Civilian Conservation Corps as a means of providing gainful employment to unemployed and underemployed citizens of the United States through the performance of useful public work.

 

H.R. 2321 – Understanding the True Cost of College Act of 2019

Topic: FAFSA

Introduced by Representative Jefferson Van Drew (D-NJ)

A bill to require a standard financial aid offer form.

 

H.R. 2244 – Higher Education Transparency Act of 2019

Topic: International Education

Introduced by Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the disclosure of agreements between institutions of higher education and certain foreign sources.

 

  1. R. 2188 – Department of Education Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

Topic: Department of Education Administration Reform

Introduced by Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL)

A bill to provide accountability and protect whistleblowers in the Department of Education.

 

H.R. 2186 – Student Loan Refinancing Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Interest Rates

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI)

A bill to authorize borrowers of loans under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program to modify the interest rate of such loans to be equal to the interest rate for such loans at the time of modification.

 

H.R. 2180 – Domenic and Ed’s Law

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Representative James Langevin (D-RI)

A bill to provide for the discharge of parent borrower liability if a student on whose behalf a parent has received certain student loans becomes disabled.

 

H.R. 2168 – Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2019/REAL Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Danny Davis (D-IL)

A bill to reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions.

 

H.R. 2161 – Pell Flexibility Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Jim Banks (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a Job Training Federal Pell Grants demonstration program.

 

H.R. 2129 – Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Program – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Representative Brett Guthrie (R-KY)

A bill to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 2107 – Affordable College Textbook Act

Topic:  Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO)

To expand the use of open textbooks in order to achieve savings for students and improve textbook price information.

 

H.R. 2065 – Affordable Loans for Any Student Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – IBR Program Repayment Revisions

Introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to increase usage of the Federal student loan income-based repayment plan and improve repayment options for borrowers.

 

H.R. 2058 – Job Opportunity and Business Services Act/JOBS Act

Topic: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Revisions

Introduced by Representative Pete Aguilar (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to remove certain restrictions on advertising and public relations.

 

H.R. 2036 – NCAA Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Al Lawson Jr. (D-FL)

A bill to provide protections for amateur and professional athletes

 

H.R. 2026 – Safe Equitable Campus Resources and Education Act of 2019

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI)

A bill to address the needs of individuals with disabilities within the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

 

H.R. 2006 – College Equity Act of 2019

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Representative Donna Shalala (D-FL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide capacity-building assistance to institutions of higher education to examine and address inequities in college student access and success.

 

H.R. 1995 – Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act of 2019

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

A bill to promote registered apprenticeships, including registered apprenticeships within in-demand industry sectors, through the support of workforce intermediaries

 

H.R. 1930 – States’ Education Reclamation Act of 2019

Topic: Department of Education Administration Reform

Introduced by Representative David Rouzer (R-NC)

A bill to provide for the elimination of the Department of Education.

 

H.R. 1915 – Net Price Calculator Improvement Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make technical improvements to the Net Price Calculator system so that prospective students may have a more accurate understanding of the true cost of college.

 

H.R. 1899 – Student Loan Refinancing and Recalculation Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Refinancing

Introduced by Representative John Garamendi (D-CA)

A bill to provide for the refinancing and recalculation of certain Federal student loans.

 

H.R. 1893 – Next Step Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)

A bill to reform sentencing, prisons, re-entry of prisoners, and law enforcement practices

 

H.R. 1848 – Communications Jobs Training Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs

Introduced by Representative David Loebsack (D-IA)

A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to direct the Federal Communications Commission to carry out a grant program to make grants for the establishment or expansion of job training programs for communications tower service, construction, and maintenance.

 

H.R. 1810 – Kids to College Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Mark Green (R-TX)

A bill to provide the legal framework and income tax treatment necessary for the growth of innovative private financing options.

 

H.R. 1798 – Students and Families Empowerment Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – IBR Repayment Revisions

Introduced by Representative Kathleen Rice (D-NY)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction allowed for student loan interest and to exclude from gross income discharges of income contingent or income-based student loan indebtedness.

 

H.R. 1782 – American Apprenticeship Act

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

A bill to establish and strengthen projects that defray the cost of related instruction associated with pre-apprenticeship and qualified apprenticeship programs.

 

H.R. 1766 – College Transparency Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Paul Mitchell (R-MI)

A bill to establish a postsecondary student data system.

 

H.R. 1733 – CHampioning Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in TECHnology Act (CHANCE in TECH Act)

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to enter into contracts with industry intermediaries for purposes of promoting the development of and access to apprenticeships in the technology sector.

 

H.R. 1724 – Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Katherine Clark (D-MA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.

 

H.R. 1707 – Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Refinancing

Introduced by Joe Courtney (D-CT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for the refinancing of certain Federal student loans.

 

H.R. 1685 – Physician Assistant Higher Education Modernization Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Karen Bass (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve education opportunities for physician assistants.

 

H.R. 1678 – Protect Our Universities Act of 2019

Topic: Department of Education Administration Reform

Introduced by Representative Jim Banks (R-IN)

A bill to create a task force within the Department of Education to address the threat of foreign government influence and threats to academic research integrity on college campuses.

 

H.R. 1672 – Free Right to Expression in Education Act

Topic: Religious & Individual Freedoms

Introduced by Representative Francis Rooney (R-FL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure that public institutions of higher education protect expressive activities in the outdoor areas on campus.

 

H.R. 1652 — Veteran Education Empowerment Act

Topic: Veterans Education Benefits

Introduced by Representative Louis Frankel (D-FL)

A bill to reauthorize and improve a grant program to assist institutions of higher education in establishing, maintaining, improving, and operating Veteran Student Centers.

 

H.R. 1592 – Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative James Langevin (D-RI)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to establish a pilot program to award competitive grants for the integration of cybersecurity education.

 

H.R. 1586 – Building Resources Into Digital Growth and Education Act of 2019/BRIDGE Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative G. K. Butterfield (D-NC)

A bill to amend the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Organization Act to establish a digital network technology program.

 

H.R. 1571 – Debt-Free College Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Mark Pocan

A bill to establish State-Federal partnerships to provide students the opportunity to attain higher education at in-State public institutions of higher education without debt, to provide Federal Pell Grant eligibility to DREAMer students, to repeal suspension of eligibility under the Higher Education Act of 1965 for drug-related offenses.

 

H.R. 1565 – Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2019

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

A bill to establish a new higher education data system to allow for more accurate, complete, and secure data on student retention, graduation, and earnings outcomes, at all levels of postsecondary enrollment.

 

H.R. 1554 – REDI Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Allied Health Deferments

Introduced by Representative Brian Babin (R-TX)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in a medical or dental internship or residency program.

 

H.R. 1430 – Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2019

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA)

A bill to provide that chapter 1 of title 9 of the United States Code, relating to the enforcement of arbitration agreements, shall not apply to enrollment agreements made between students and certain institutions of higher education; and to prohibit limitations on the ability of students to pursue claims against certain institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 1298 – Higher Education Dream Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative John Lewis (D-GA)

A bill to prohibit discrimination in higher education against certain undocumented students on the basis of immigration status.

 

H.R. 1247 – Supporting Work Through Apprenticeships Act

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Darin LaHood (R-IL)

To amend title IV–A of the Social Security Act.

 

H.R. 1229 – Preserving Teacher Loan Forgiveness for Military Spouses Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide that an individual may remain eligible to participate in the teacher loan forgiveness program under title IV of such Act if the individual’s period of consecutive years of employment as a full-time teacher is interrupted because the individual is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is relocated during the school year pursuant to military orders for a permanent change of duty station, or the individual works in a school of the defense dependents’ education system under the Defense Dependents’ Education Act of 1978 due to such a relocation.

 

H.R. 1197 – Youth Access to American Jobs Act of 2019

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Rick Larsen (D-WA)

A bill to establish a pilot program to promote public-private partnerships among apprenticeships or other job training programs, local educational agencies, and community colleges.

 

H.R. 1190 – No Title

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ)

A bill to prohibit an alien who is not in a lawful immigration status in the United States from being eligible for postsecondary education benefits that are not available to all citizens and nationals of the United States.

 

H.R. 1168 – Working On Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH)

To advance STEM education, provide for improved worker training, retention, and advancement.

 

H.R. 1161 – Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to develop a plain language disclosure form for borrowers of Federal student loans.

 

H.R. 1153 – Reaching English Learners Act

Topic: ESL

Introduced by Representative James Langevine (D-RI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award institutions of higher education grants for teaching English learners.

 

H.R. 1075 – FAFSA Fairness Act of 2019

Topic: FAFSA

Introduced by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to amend the process by which students with certain special circumstances apply for Federal financial aid.

 

H.R. 1074 – Protecting America’s Workers Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT)

 

A bill to amend the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to expand coverage under the Act, to increase protections for whistleblowers, to increase penalties for high gravity violations, to adjust penalties for inflation, to provide rights for victims or their family members,

 

H.R. 1054 – HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act /HBCU PARTNERS Act

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Representative Alma Adams (D-NC)

A bill to strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of historically Black colleges and universities through robust public-sector, private-sector, and community partnerships and engagement.

 

H.R. 989 – Promoting Apprenticeships through Regional Training Networks for Employers Required Skills Act of 2019 (PARTNERS Act)

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR)

A bill to promote registered apprenticeships and other work-based learning programs for small and medium-sized businesses within in-demand industry sectors, through the establishment and support of industry or sector partnerships.

 

H.R. 954 – GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – GEAR UP

Introduced by Representative Will Hurd (R-TX)

A bill to reform the GEAR UP program.

 

H.R. 899 – No Title

Topic: Department of Education Administration Reform

Introduced by Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY)

To terminate the Department of Education.

 

H.R. 827 – AI JOBS Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Darren Soto (D-FL)

To promote a 21st century artificial intelligence workforce.

 

H.R. 811 – Transparency in Student Lending Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Annual Percentage Rates

Introduced by Representative John Curtin (R-UT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the disclosure of the annual percentage rates applicable to Federal student loans.

 

H.R. 792 – Opportunities for Success Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Work-Study

Introduced by Representative Suzanne Bonomici (D-OR)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reauthorize the Federal work-study program.

 

H.R. 781 – Student Loan Relief for Feds Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Federal Employee Loan Deferment

Introduced by Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO)

A bill to require the Secretary of Education to provide a deferment for certain student loans of Federal employees subject to a lapse in discretionary appropriations.

 

H.R. 768 – No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

A bill to amend title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to prohibit the provision of funds under such title to institutions of higher education that violate the immigration laws.

 

H.R. 761 – Creating Accountability Measures Protecting University Students Historically Abused, Threatened, and Exposed to Crimes Act (CAMPUS HATE Crimes Act)

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen prevention and response measures for hate crimes on college campuses by establishing robust accountability measures, providing needs-based grants, and amending the Clery Act.

 

H.R. 662 – Report and Educate About Campus Hazing Act/REACH Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Representative Marcia Fudge (D-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to disclose hazing incidents.

 

H.R. 653 – Expanding Access to the Workforce Through Dual Enrollment Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Anthony Brown (D-MD)

A bill to provide grants to eligible entities to establish, expand, or support dual or concurrent enrollment programs offering career and technical education.

 

H.R. 640 – Student Aid Simplification Act

Topic: FAFSA

Introduce by Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Higher Education Act of 1965 to facilitate the disclosure of tax return information to carry out the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

H.R. 625 – Professional Pell Education Learning Act

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Robert Wittman (R-VA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand eligibility for participation in the Federal Pell Grant program to certain trade schools.

 

H.R. 516 – Ending Sanctuary Cities Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Glenn Grothman (R-WI)

A bill to make any city or county that has in effect any law or ordinance that is in violation of Federal immigration law ineligible for any Federal grant.

 

H.R. 404 – United States Territories College Access Act

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives/Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-VI)

A bill to establish a program that enables college-bound residents of outlying areas of the United States to have greater choices among institutions of higher education.

 

H.R. 399 – Pre-Apprenticeships To Hardhats Act (PATH Act)

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to support the development of pre-apprenticeship programs in the building and construction trades that serve underrepresented populations, including individuals from low income and rural census tracts.

 

H.R. 398 – 21st Century Energy Workforce Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Donald Norcross (D-NJ)

A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to establish a pilot competitive grant program for the development of a skilled energy workforce

 

H.R. 334 – New Collar Jobs Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA)

A bill to increase cybersecurity education and job growth

 

H.R. 103 – Foreign Medical School Accountability Fairness Act of 2019

Topic: International Education

Introduced by Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish fair and consistent eligibility requirements for graduate medical schools operating outside the United States and Canada.

 

H.R. 63 – Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Representative Jim Banks (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to develop a plain language disclosure form for borrowers of Federal student loans.

 

 

 

Senate HEA Reauthorization Proposals

 

S Res 262

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

A resolution affirming the importance of title IX, applauding the increase in educational opportunities available to all people, regardless of sex or gender, and recognizing the tremendous amount of work left to be done to further increase those opportunities

 

S Res 256

Topic: Veterans & Active Duty Military Benefits

Introduced by Senator Carper (D-DE)

A resolution expressing support for the designation of the week of June 16 through June 23, 2019, as “National GI Bill Commemoration Week” and celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944.

 

  1. 2406 – Rural America Health Corps Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Repayment

Introduced by Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish the National Health Service Corps Rural Provider Loan Repayment Program.

 

  1. 2395 – Jumpstart on College Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Edward Markey (D-MA)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to support early college high schools and dual or concurrent enrollment programs.

 

  1. 2339 – Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2019 (HERO Act)

Topic: Accreditation, Institutional Accountability, and Federal Student Loan Programs

Introduced by Senator Mike Lee (R-UT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for accreditation reform, to require institutions of higher education to publish information regarding student success, to provide for fiscal accountability, and to provide for school accountability for student loans.

 

  1. 2250 – America’s College Promise Act

Topic: Community College and Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish State and Indian tribe grants for community colleges and grants for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions.

 

  1. 2225 – Basic Assistance for Students In College Act (BASIC Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)

A bill to provide for the basic needs of students at institutions of higher education.

 

  1. 2168 – Student Loan Forgiveness for Farmers and Ranchers Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT)

A bill to establish a student loan forgiveness plan for certain borrowers who are employed at a qualified farm or ranch.

 

  1. 2124 – Skin in the Game Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Josh Howley (R-MO)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for institutional shared responsibility for student loan default.

 

  1. 2123 – Breaking the Higher Education Monopoly Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Senator Josh Howley (R-MO)

A bill to amend the Federal Pell Grant Program to support career training opportunities for young Americans.

 

  1. 2110 – Closing the College Hunger Gap Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT)

A bill to address food and housing insecurity on college campuses.

 

  1. 2049 – Federally Requiring Earned Education-debt Discharges for Vets Act (FREED Vets Act)

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Discharge for Veterans

Introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to automatically discharge the loans of certain veteran borrowers with disabilities.

 

  1. 2015 – Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Disclosures

Introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to develop a plain language disclosure form for borrowers of Federal student loans.

 

  1. 1964 – Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2019

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Mazie Horono (D-HI)

A bill to support educational entities in fully implementing title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education.

 

  1. 1947 –

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure college for all.

 

  1. 1920 – Long-Term Unemployment Elimination Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

A bill to establish jobs programs for long-term unemployed workers.

 

  1. 1911 – 21st Century SKILLS Act

Topic: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Revisions

Introduced by Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA)

A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to provide training services linked to employment demand through Upskill Accounts.

 

  1. 1888 – Go to High School, Go to College Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to allow the Secretary of Education to create a pilot program to award College in High School Pell Grants.

 

  1. 1855 – Access, Success, and Persistence In Reshaping Education Act of 2019 (ASPIRE Act)

Topic: Institutional Accountability/Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve college access and college completion for all students.

 

  1. 1845 – If It’s Good Enough For the Banks, It’s Good Enough For Students Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Interest Rates

Introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

A bill to enable borrowers of Federal student loans to refinance those loans at interest rates that are equivalent to the interest rates at which the Federal Government provides loans to banks through the discount window operated by the Federal Reserve System.

 

  1. 1803 – Educational Opportunity and Success Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – TRIO

Introduced by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

A bill to modify the Federal TRIO programs.

 

S 1796 – Terrorism Survivors Student Loan Deferment Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide student loan deferment for victims of terrorist attacks.

 

  1. 1775 – Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers Act of 2019 (POST Act of 2019)

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding proprietary institutions of higher education in order to protect students and taxpayers.

 

  1. 1704 – Success in the Middle Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, (D-RI)

A bill to provide grants to States to ensure that all students in the middle grades are taught an academically rigorous curriculum with effective supports so that students complete the middle grades prepared for success in secondary school and postsecondary endeavors, to improve State and local educational agency policies and program relating to the academic achievement of students in the middle grades, to develop and implement effective middle grades models for struggling students.

 

S 1701 – Stop Higher Education Espionage and Theft Act of 2019

Topic: Department of Education Administration Reform

Introduced by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)

A bill to address foreign threats to higher education in the United States.

 

  1. 1696 – Student Loan Tax Elimination Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Origination Fees

Introduced by Mike Braun (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate origination fees on Federal Direct loans.

 

  1. 1666 – Worker Ownership, Readiness, and Knowledge Act (WORK Act)

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT)

A bill to establish an Employee Ownership and Participation Initiative.

 

  1. 1650 – Fostering Success in Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide formula grants to States to improve higher education opportunities for foster youth and homeless youth.

 

  1. 1612 – Community College to Career Fund in Higher Education Act

Topic: Community College Incentives

Introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support community college and industry partnership.

 

  1. 1585 – Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower Act of 2019 (RISE Act)

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Senator Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide students with disabilities and their families with access to critical information needed to select the right college and succeed once enrolled.

 

  1. 1572 – Ravi Thackurdeen Safe Students Study Abroad Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Rob Portmen (R-OH)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require additional reporting on crime and harm that occurs during student participation in programs of study abroad.

 

  1. 1551 – Creating Pathways for Youth Employment Act

Topic: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Revisions

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act to provide funding, on a competitive basis, for summer and year-round employment opportunities for youth ages 14 through 24.

 

  1. 1525 – Student Protection and Success Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for institutional ineligibility based on low cohort repayment rates and to require risk-sharing payments of institutions of higher education.

 

  1. 1517 – Building U.S. Infrastructure by Leveraging Demands for Skills

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Senator Time Kaine (D-VA)

A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to award grants for promoting industry or sector partnerships to encourage industry growth and competitiveness and to improve worker training, retention, and advancement as part of an infrastructure investment.

 

  1. 1516 – Promoting Readiness in Education to Prevent Additional Remediation and Expense Act (PREPARE Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen the future workforce and reduce the cost of postsecondary education by reducing rates of postsecondary remediation.

 

  1. 1496 – Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Program – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)

A bill to amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

  1. 1492 – Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2019

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-PA)

A bill to prevent harassment at institutions of higher education.

 

  1. 1491 – Restoring Justice for Workers Act

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

A bill to prohibit forced arbitration in work disputes.

 

  1. 1490 – Reverse Transfer Efficiency Act of 2019

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Senator Mark Warned (D-VA)

A bill to amend the General Education Provisions Act to allow the release of education records to facilitate the award of a recognized postsecondary credential.

 

  1. 1489 – Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Loan Consolidation

Introduced by Senator Mark Warned (D-VA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize borrowers to separate joint consolidation loans.

 

  1. 1483 – Survivor Outreach and Support Campus Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education to have an independent advocate for campus sexual assault prevention and response.

 

  1. 1466 – Cyber Ready Workforce Act

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

A bill to establish a grant program within the Department of Labor to support the creation, implementation, and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.

 

  1. 1403 – Expanding On-Campus Child Care to Help Student Parents Succeed Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

A bill to amend the Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program under the Higher Education Act of 1965.

 

  1. 1399 – Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019

Topic: Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

A bill to amend title VIII of the Public Health Services Act to revise and extend nursing workforce development programs.

 

  1. 1387 – Consider Teachers Act

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – TEACH Grants

Introduced by Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the service obligation verification process for TEACH Grant recipients.

 

  1. 1364 – Early Pell Promise Act

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)

A bill to establish an Early Federal Pell Grant Commitment Program.

 

  1. 1354 – Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Loan Program Reforms

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

A bill to require certain protections for student loan borrowers.

 

  1. 1346 – Simplifying Financial Aid for Students Act of 2019

Topic: FAFSA

Introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the Secretary to provide for the use of data from the second preceding tax year to carry out the simplification of applications for the estimation and determination of financial aid eligibility, to increase the income threshold to qualify for a student aid index equal to or less than zero.

 

  1. 1338 – Beyond the Box for Higher Education Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to issue guidance and recommendations for institutions of higher education on removing criminal and juvenile justice questions from their application for admissions process.

 

  1. 1292 – Leveraging Opportunities for Americans Now Act of 2019 (LOAN Act of 2019)

Topic: Federal Student Loan Program – Student Loan Interest Rates/Finance Fees

Introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (D-FL)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for Federal student loan reform.

 

  1. 1281 – Healthier Students for Stronger Campuses Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide grants for institutions of higher education to prevent substance misuse.

 

  1. 1279 – Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education Act (FUTURE Act)

Topic: Minority Serving Institutions Incentives

Introduced by Senator Doug Jones (D-AL)

A bill to reauthorize mandatory funding programs for historically Black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions.

 

  1. 1221 – Innovation Zone Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to create an innovation zone initiative.

 

  1. 1219 – Domenic and Ed’s Law

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Senator Rob Portman (D-OH)

A bill to provide for the discharge of parent borrower liability if a student on whose behalf a parent has received certain student loans becomes disabled.

 

  1. 1204 – Higher Education Mental Health Act of 2019

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Senator Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to establish an Advisory Commission on Serving and Supporting Students with Mental Health Disabilities in Institutions of Higher Education.

 

  1. 1203 – What You Can Do For Your Country Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to improve the public service loan forgiveness program.

 

  1. 1198 – Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act of 2019

Topic: International Education

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

A bill to ensure that significantly more students graduate college with the international knowledge and experience essential for success in today’s global economy through the establishment of the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program in the Department of Education.

 

  1. 1191 – Training the Next Generation of Primary Care Doctors Act of 2019

Topic: Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Senator Susan Collins (D-ME)

A bill to reauthorize section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to continue to encourage the expansion, maintenance, and establishment of approved graduate medical residency programs at qualified teaching health centers,

 

  1. 1176 – Expanding Disability Access to Higher Education Act

Topic: Access & Protections for Students with Disabilities

Introduced by Senator Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to promote the matriculation, and increase in the graduation rates, of individuals with disabilities within higher education.

 

  1. 1175 – PSLF Technical Corrections Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

A bill to improve the public service loan forgiveness program.

 

  1. 1168 – Equal Campus Access Act of 2019

Topic: Religious and Personal Freedoms

Introduced by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure campus access at public institutions of higher education for religious groups.

 

  1. 1157 – Rural Educator Support and Training Act

Topics: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a scholarship program for educators of rural students and provide for loan forgiveness for rural educators, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide professional development grants for rural elementary schools and secondary schools.

 

  1. 1153 – Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act of 2019

Topic: Department of Education Administrative Reform

Introduced by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WA)

A bill to explicitly make unauthorized access to Department of Education information technology systems and the misuse of identification devices issued by the Department of Education a criminal act.

 

  1. 1117 – Gateway to Careers Act of 2019

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Senator Margaret Wood (D-NH)

A bill to establish a career pathway grant program.

 

  1. 1074 – Restoring Education And Learning Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz

A bill to reinstate Federal Pell Grant eligibility for individuals incarcerated in Federal and State penal institutions.

 

  1. 1072 – Pell Flexibility Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Senator Mike Braun (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish a Job Training Federal Pell Grants demonstration program.

 

  1. 1059 – Fund for Innovation and Success in Higher Education Act (FINISH Act)

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to support innovative, evidence-based approaches that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of postsecondary education for all students, to allow pay for success initiatives, to provide additional evaluation authority.

 

  1. 1045 – Nursing Where It’s Needed Act

Topic: Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Senator Todd Young (R-IN)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to expand the authority of the Secretary of Health and Human Services to permit nurses to practice in health care facilities with critical shortages of nurses through programs for loan repayment and scholarships for nurses.

 

  1. 1036 – Affordable College Textbook Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin

A bill to expand the use of open textbooks in order to achieve savings for students and improve textbook price information.

 

  1. 1002 – Affordable Loans for Any Student Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – IBR Repayment Revisions

Introduced by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to increase usage of the Federal student loan income-based repayment plan and improve repayment options for borrowers.

 

  1. 984 – Safe Equitable Campus Resources and Education Act of 2019

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Robert Casey Jr. (D-PA)

A bill to address the needs of individuals with disabilities within the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

 

  1. 976 – Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to combat campus sexual assault.

 

  1. 970 – Physical Therapist Workforce and Patient Access Act of 2019

Topic: Allied Health Education Programs

Introduced by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT)

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for the participation of physical therapists in the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program.

 

  1. 969 – Educator Preparation Reform Act

Topic: Teacher Preparation

Introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

A bill to improve quality and accountability for educator preparation programs.

 

  1. 968 – Protect Student Borrowers Act of 2019

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

To provide for institutional risk-sharing in the Federal student loan programs.

 

  1. 951 – Apprenticeship Hubs Across America Act of 2019

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE)

A bill to promote registered apprenticeships, including registered apprenticeships within in-demand industry sectors, through the support of workforce intermediaries

 

  1. 943 – College Equity Act of 2019

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide capacity-building assistance to institutions of higher education to examine and address inequities in college student access and success.

 

  1. 889 – Net Price Calculator Improvement Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to make technical improvements to the Net Price Calculator system so that prospective students may have a more accurate understanding of the true cost of college.

 

  1. 888 – Understanding the True Cost of College Act of 2019

Topic: FAFSA

Introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

To require a standard financial aid offer form.

 

  1. 887 – Know Before You Owe Federal Student Loan Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Financial Literacy

Introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

To revise counseling requirements for certain borrowers of student loans.

 

  1. 867 – Preventing Risky Operations from Threatening the Education and Career Trajectories of Students Act of 2019 (PROTECT Students Act)

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Margaret Wood Hassan (D-NH)

To protect students of institutions of higher education and the taxpayer investment in institutions of higher education by improving oversight and accountability of institutions of higher education, particularly for-profit colleges, improving protections for students and borrowers, and ensuring the integrity of postsecondary education programs.

 

  1. 839 – Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students Act of 2019 (JOBS Act)

Topic: Federal Student Assistance Programs – PELL Grants

Introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)

A bill to extend Federal Pell Grant eligibility of certain short-term programs.

 

  1. 830 – Classroom to Careers Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Work-Study

Introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

A bill to amend the Federal Work-Study program to permit institutions of higher education to use their Federal work-study allocations for full-time, off-campus cooperative education and work-based learning.

 

  1. 808 – Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act/ALERT Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)

A bill to ensure that certain incidents involving a covered employee that are reported to the title IX coordinator at an eligible institution of higher education have been reviewed by the president of the institution and not less than 1 additional member of the institution’s board of trustees.

 

  1. 800 – College Transparency Act

Topic: Consumer Information

Introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

A bill to establish a postsecondary student data system.

 

  1. 793 – American Apprenticeship Act

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

To establish and strengthen projects that defray the cost of related instruction associated with pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

 

  1. 789 – Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act

Topic: Student Access & College Cost

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the financial aid process for homeless and foster care youth.

 

  1. 777 – Championing Apprenticeships for New Careers and Employees in Technology Act (CHANCE in TECH Act)

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)

A bill to direct the Secretary of Labor to enter into contracts with industry intermediaries for purposes of promoting the development of and access to apprenticeships in the technology sector.

 

  1. 760 – Support for Veterans in Effective Apprenticeships Act of 2019

Topic: Apprenticeships

Introduced by Senator Gary Peters (D-MI)

To enable registered apprenticeship programs to better serve veterans.

 

  1. 752 – Preparing and Retaining Education Professionals Act of 2019/PREP Act of 2019

Topic: Teacher Preparation

Introduced by Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for teacher and school leader quality enhancement and to enhance institutional aid.

 

  1. 627 – Security And Financial Empowerment Act of 2019 (SAFE Act)

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

A bill to promote the economic security and safety of survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

 

  1. 609 – Protecting JOBs Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Borrower Default

Introduced by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

A bill to prohibit States from suspending, revoking, or denying State-issued professional licenses or issuing penalties due to student default.

 

  1. 608 – Court Legal Access and Student Support (CLASS) Act of 2019

Topic: Institutional Accountability

Introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL)

To provide that chapter 1 of title 9 of the United States Code, relating to the enforcement of arbitration agreements, shall not apply to enrollment agreements made between students and certain institutions of higher education, and to prohibit limitations on the ability of students to pursue claims against certain institutions of higher education.

 

  1. 541 – Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act

Topic: Career & Technical Education Programs/Workforce

Introduced by Senator Mar Warner (D-VA)

A bill to require the Secretary of Labor to establish a pilot program for providing portable benefits to eligible workers.

 

  1. 532 – Preserving Teacher Loan Forgiveness for Military Spouses Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Introduced by Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide that an individual may remain eligible to participate in the teacher loan forgiveness program under title IV of such Act if the individual’s period of consecutive years of employment as a full-time teacher is interrupted because the individual is the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who is relocated during the school year pursuant to military orders for a permanent change of duty station, or the individual works in a school of the defense dependents’ education system under the Defense Dependents’ Education Act of 1978 due to such a relocation.

 

  1. 468 – Teachers and School LEADERS Act

Topic: Teacher Preparation

Introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

A bill to amend title II of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for teacher, principal, and other school leader quality enhancement.

 

  1. 416 – FAFSA Fairness Act of 2019

Topic; FAFSA

Introduced by Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-MD)

A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to amend the process by which students with certain special circumstances apply for Federal financial aid.

 

  1. 402 – Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act

Topic: Individual & Campus Crime and Safety Issues

Introduced by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA)

A bill to plan, develop, and make recommendations to increase access to sexual assault examinations for survivors by holding hospitals accountable and supporting the providers that serve them.

 

  1. 303 – GEAR UP for Success Act of 2019

Topic: Federal Grant Assistance Programs – GEAR UP

Introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)

To reform the GEAR UP program.

 

  1. 234 – Transparency in Student Lending Act

Topic: Federal Student Loan Programs – Student Loan Interest Rate Disclosure

Introduced by Senator Michael Enzi (R-WY)

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require the disclosure of the annual percentage rates applicable to Federal student loans.

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