Higher Education Opportunity Act

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H.R. 4137 would reauthorize and amend most postsecondary education programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965. The act would affect direct spending by:

  • Altering the eligibility of students and institutions for the federal student loan programs
  • Creating two new mandatory grant programs for institutions of higher education
  • Modifying several existing mandatory grant programs.[1]
Also, H.R. 4137 also would amend and extend through 2014 the authorization of appropriations for the discretionary programs under the Higher Education Act (HEA). The act intentions are to create several new student and institutional aid programs and amend several other acts.[1]



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House of Representatives Action

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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Nay

Description:

"Permit student-loan borrowers to discharge their debt in a bankruptcy. February 7. (179-236)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)


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Scored vote

Scorecard: National Journal 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye

Description:

"Reauthorize the Higher Education Act, including increasing financial aid to students. February 7. (354-58)"

(Original scorecard available at: http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs_20090228_4813.php)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 H.R. 4137 on [www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/96xx/doc9692/hr4137.pdf].

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