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Official Bill Info

  • Latest Action: Sep 22, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Education and the Workforce

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on September 17, 2009, with a roll call of 253 ayes, 171 nays, and 10 not voting.

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  • 46% of users support H.R.3221

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    46% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.3221.
  • H.R.3221 has been viewed 74,758 times

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would end a program that provides government subsidies to student loan companies and use the saving to increase Pell Grants and other scholarship programs. It would also provide funding for renovating and constructing public schools and community colleges and ensuring that such institutions meet environmental and energy standards. More information on what grants in this bill can be found from the House Higher Education and Labor Committee here.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would end a program that provides government subsidies to student loan companies and use the saving to increase Pell Grants and other scholarship programs. It would also provide funding for renovating and constructing public schools and community colleges and ensuring that such institutions meet environmental and energy standards. More information on what grants in this bill can be found from the House Higher Education and Labor Committee here.

    Supporting Organizations

    • Demos

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    • United States Student Association

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    • National Direct Student Loan Coaltion

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    • University of Washington Student Senate

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    • American Association of School Administrators

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    • AFL-CIO

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    • American Federation of Teachers

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    • American Indian Higher Education Consortium

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    • American Association of Community Colleges

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    • American Institute of Architects

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    • American Association of State Colleges and Universities

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    • American Council on Education

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Sallie Mae

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    • Heritage Foundation

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    • Credit Union National Association

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    • America's Student Loan Providers

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    • Protect Student Choice

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    • California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association

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      I know that the organization California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association opposes H.R.3221
    • National Association of State Treasurers

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    Most-commented sections of the bill text

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On September 16, 2009, by politicalfilter - Actually it's not spending so much as cutting costs and using the savings to finance the bill.

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      As noted by politicalfilter, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 16, 2009, "Actually it's not spending so much as cutting costs and using the savings to finance the bill."
    • On December 16, 2009, by Ak_Midnightsun - THIS bit on ACORN is included at the very end of the official summary of the bill. (Sec. 602) Prohibits the federal government from providing any funds to, or entering into agreements with, any organization that: (4) employs, has a contract with, or has acting on its behalf, an individual who has been indicted for violating federal or state election law. Prohibits federal employees or contractors from promoting such organizations. Includes the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and any ACORN-related affiliate among the organizations barred from such funding, contracting, and promotion. Requires the Federal Acquisition Regulation to be revised to satisfy these prohibitions.

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      As noted by Ak_Midnightsun, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 16, 2009, "THIS bit on ACORN is included at the very end of the official summary of the bill. (Sec. 602) Prohibits the federal government from providing any funds to, or entering into agreements with, any organization that: (4) employs, has a contract with, or has acting on its behalf, an individual who has been indicted for violating federal or state election law. Prohibits federal employees or contractors from promoting such organizations. Includes the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and any ACORN-related affiliate among the organizations barred from such funding, contracting, and promotion. Requires the Federal Acquisition Regulation to be revised to satisfy these prohibitions."
    • On November 13, 2009, by VoteNoDem2010 - "History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much," This is true in more ways than one allowing government control of our private sectors reduces our freedoms more and more. This is not about republicans or democrats this is about our freedoms and our children s freedoms to have the right to choose. Many have died to protect our freedoms. The FFELP program has been working for over 27 years so take the time to know it's value. This is not about saving money as the government claims, even that is questionable based on how they are coming up with these numbers. But again that is not the issue here. Fight for our freedom of choice Vote "NO" on this bill......

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      As noted by VoteNoDem2010, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 13, 2009, ""History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much," This is true in more ways than one allowing government control of our private sectors reduces our freedoms more and more. This is not about republicans or democrats this is about our freedoms and our children s freedoms to have the right to choose. Many have died to protect our freedoms. The FFELP program has been working for over 27 years so take the time to know it's value. This is not about saving money as the government claims, even that is questionable based on how they are coming up with these numbers. But again that is not the issue here. Fight for our freedom of choice Vote "NO" on this bill......"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Open for Questions: Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act ... - August 16, 2011 by admin - H.R.3221 - Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. view all titles (6). Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3221/show ...

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      As noted by admin on August 16, 2011, "H.R.3221 - Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes. view all titles (6). Source: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3221/show ..." (http://www.totaloansolution.com/open-for-questions-student-aid-and-fiscal-responsibility-act.html)
    • Petition drive launched to repeal law that bans Election Day voter ... - July 08, 2011 by Eric Russell - Anonymous. Sure thing, here's the bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3221/show Notice the title, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. They snuck it in in section 602. Basically it defunds ACORN because ...

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      As noted by Eric Russell on July 08, 2011, "Anonymous. Sure thing, here's the bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3221/show Notice the title, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. They snuck it in in section 602. Basically it defunds ACORN because ..." (/url?q=http://bangordailynews.com/2011/07/08/politics/petition-drive-launched-to-repeal-law-that-bans-election-day-voter-registration/&sa=U&ei=D-jWT---AsKg2QXkg4SpDw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHY-eTArAEBylymkTnfZTMjv-5-EQ)
    • Petition drive launched to repeal law that bans Election Day voter ... - July 08, 2011 by Eric Russell - Sure thing, here's the bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3221/show Notice the title, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. They snuck it in in section 602. Basically it defunds ACORN because some ...

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      As noted by Eric Russell on July 08, 2011, "Sure thing, here's the bill. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3221/show Notice the title, Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2009. They snuck it in in section 602. Basically it defunds ACORN because some ..." (/url?q=http://bangordailynews.com/2011/07/08/politics/petition-drive-launched-to-repeal-law-that-bans-election-day-voter-registration/&sa=U&ei=v1GtT5vTM4T1ggeK8IXPDA&ved=0CCsQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNH7Ur8I5B0PNORGW7y6qzDkYA_FWg)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Gates Versus the White House - October 20, 2009 by Human Events Online - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates fired a verbal warning shot at President Obama yesterday over the White House’s continuing indecision on a new strategy -- including a troop surge -- that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has recommended for Afghanistan. White

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      As noted by Human Events Online on October 20, 2009, "Secretary of Defense Robert Gates fired a verbal warning shot at President Obama yesterday over the White House’s continuing indecision on a new strategy -- including a troop surge -- that Gen. Stanley McChrystal has recommended for Afghanistan. White" (http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34055)
    • Anti-ACORN legislation may splash back onto Boeing, other federal ... - September 29, 2009 by OC Watchdog: Your Tax Dollars at Work (blog) - The House passed the “Student Aid” bill (HR 3221), which included a ban on federal funding to anyone who “has filed a fraudulent form with any Federal or ...

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      As noted by OC Watchdog: Your Tax Dollars at Work (blog) on September 29, 2009, "The House passed the “Student Aid” bill (HR 3221), which included a ban on federal funding to anyone who “has filed a fraudulent form with any Federal or ..." (http://taxdollars.freedomblogging.com/2009/09/30/anti-acorn-legislation-may-splash-back-onto-boeing-other-federal-contractors-group-says/38439/)
    • VIEWPOINT: American Graduation Initiative important for Pierce County - September 29, 2009 by TheNewsTribune.com - Legislation to accomplish this goal, HR 3221, has passed in the US House of Representatives and is headed for the US Senate. We believe this legislation, ...

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      As noted by TheNewsTribune.com on September 29, 2009, "Legislation to accomplish this goal, HR 3221, has passed in the US House of Representatives and is headed for the US Senate. We believe this legislation, ..." (http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/othervoices/story/898597.html)
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