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H.R.2117 Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Feb 29, 2012 Received in the Senate and 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 February 28, 2012, with a roll call of 303 ayes, 114 nays, and 16 not voting.

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    • Rep. Virginia Foxx Speaks on the Protecting Academic Freedom in ... - June 24, 2012 by admin - Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (HR 2117), a bill that would repeal the burdensome “credit hour” and “state ...

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      As noted by admin on June 24, 2012, "Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (HR 2117), a bill that would repeal the burdensome “credit hour” and “state ..." (/url?q=http://bring-down-obama.info/virginia/rep-virginia-foxx-speaks-on-the-protecting-academic-freedom-in-higher-education-act/&sa=U&ei=NXPsT9LSA8mK2QXmuo3bAQ&ved=0CDgQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNE4fvZoxc3xPzqK0VtAtIh31D3yAg)
    • Rep. Virginia Foxx Speaks on the Protecting Academic Freedom in ... - June 24, 2012 by admin - Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (HR 2117), a bill that would repeal the burdensome “credit hour” and “state ...

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      As noted by admin on June 24, 2012, "Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (HR 2117), a bill that would repeal the burdensome “credit hour” and “state ..." (/url?q=http://bring-down-obama.info/virginia/rep-virginia-foxx-speaks-on-the-protecting-academic-freedom-in-higher-education-act/&sa=U&ei=fRDrT-uNNYOG2gWAxdG9AQ&ved=0CDgQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNG_1DRUnoo5fSCFatfC3smTwvJBGA)
    • Rep. Virginia Foxx Speaks on the Protecting Academic Freedom in ... - June 24, 2012 by admin - Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (HR 2117), a bill that would repeal the burdensome “credit hour” and “state ...

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      As noted by admin on June 24, 2012, "Virginia Foxx (R-NC) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act (HR 2117), a bill that would repeal the burdensome “credit hour” and “state ..." (/url?q=http://bring-down-obama.info/virginia/rep-virginia-foxx-speaks-on-the-protecting-academic-freedom-in-higher-education-act/&sa=U&ei=N8PpT-KlC8bK2AXy96zECA&ved=0CC8QmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNGP804gae2ResP4k-wmAIyB-_7XnA)

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    • Nursing Distance Learning Programs and State Board of Nursing Authorizations - July 03, 2012 by Medscape News - On February 28, 2012, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2117, the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act, which prohibits the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under ...

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      As noted by Medscape News on July 03, 2012, "On February 28, 2012, The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2117, the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act, which prohibits the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under ..." (http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/766644)
    • Virginia Foxx rakes in the dough from student loans she despises - April 17, 2012 by DAILY KOS - To help them out, Foxx introduced HR2117, the Orwellianly named Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act to "prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the ...

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      As noted by DAILY KOS on April 17, 2012, "To help them out, Foxx introduced HR2117, the Orwellianly named Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act to "prohibit the Department of Education from overreaching into academic affairs and program eligibility under title IV of the ..." (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/17/1084185/-Virginia-Foxx-rake-in-the-dough-from-student-loans-she-despises)
    • Removing bureaucratic barriers to achieve higher education - March 27, 2012 by Record-Herald - Recent legislation, H.R. 2117, removed these bureaucratic barriers to higher education. We must promote an educational system that increases access to higher education with graduates who are ready and able to meet the stringent needs of employers.

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      As noted by Record-Herald on March 27, 2012, "Recent legislation, H.R. 2117, removed these bureaucratic barriers to higher education. We must promote an educational system that increases access to higher education with graduates who are ready and able to meet the stringent needs of employers." (http://www.recordherald.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=142801&SectionID=249&SubSectionID=365)
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