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College Cost Reduction Act of 2007
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate voted to continue to allow Social Security benefits to be paid for illegal and fraudulent work, including the work of illegal aliens. ACU opposes such payments and supported the effort to prohibit it.
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard description Passage of a bill to cut nearly $19 billio Passage of a bill to cut nearly $19 billion from subsidies to federal student loan lender, redirecting most of those funds to financial aid for students, colleges, and universities. The bill would reduce lenders’ special allowance payments and insurance rates and eliminate a lender “exceptional performer” incentive program. It would reduce the share of collection fees kept by student loan guarantee agencies and increase origination fees that lenders are charged for new loans. Over five years, the maximum Pell Grant would rise to $5,200, interest rates on subsidized student loans would be cut in half to 3.4 percent, and the aggregate federally- backed loan limit would be raised to $30,500 for undergraduate and $65,000 for graduate students graduate and $65,000 for graduate students
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote College Cost Reduction Act of 2007 +
Billnumber H2669 +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Congressnumber 110 +
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard description In today’s world, a college education is i In today’s world, a college education is increasingly necessary to attain a middle-class standard of living. A college-educated workforce is also critical to the nation’s economic strength. Yet the cost of college, and the amount of debt students must take on to afford it, is rising rapidly. The value of federal student aid programs, such as Pell Grants, has failed to keep pace with rising college costs, while many states have reduced their support for public universities. As a result, nearly two thirds of students at four-year colleges must now borrow to finance their college education, and the typical student borrower now graduates with nearly $20,000 in debt—and some with much more. The prospect of taking on tens of thousands of dollars in debt deters some students, especially those from lower-income families, from pursuing college entirely. Meanwhile, the need to pay off costly student loans makes it impractical for many graduates to pursue public service careers in essential fields such as teaching or social work. For many young people, the burden of student loan debt makes it difficult to make ends meet on a daily basis, much less support a family or begin to save for retirement. Through its wide array of measures to make a college education more affordable—including the groundbreaking effort to encourage colleges not to raise tuition, while prodding states to strengthen their investment in higher education—this bill will help millions of American young people attend college and begin their working lives without such an overwhelming burden of debt. thout such an overwhelming burden of debt. , In today’s world, a college education is i In today’s world, a college education is increasingly necessary to attain a middle-class standard of living. A college-educated workforce is also critical to the nation’s economic strength. Yet the cost of college, and the amount of debt students must take on to afford it, is rising rapidly. The value of federal student aid programs, such as Pell Grants, has failed to keep pace with rising college costs, while many states have reduced their support for public universities. As a result, nearly two thirds of students at four-year colleges must now borrow to finance their college education, and the typical student borrower now graduates with nearly $20,000 in debt—and some with much more. The prospect of taking on tens of thousands of dollars in debt deters some students, especially those from lower-income families, from pursuing college entirely. Meanwhile, the need to pay off costly student loans makes it impractical for many graduates to pursue public service careers in essential fields such as teaching or social work. For many young people, the burden of student loan debt makes it difficult to make ends meet on a daily basis, much less support a family or begin to save for retirement. Through its wide array of measures to make a college education more affordable—including the groundbreaking effort to encourage colleges not to raise tuition, while prodding states to strengthen their investment in higher education—this bill will help millions of American young people attend college and begin their working lives without such an overwhelming burden of debt. thout such an overwhelming burden of debt.
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/library/report.php?ID=63 +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard description To amend the National Labor Relations Act to ensure the right of employees to a secret-ballot workplace election. "Yes" votes scored.
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.freedomworks.org/keyvotes/2007 senate.php +
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National Journal 2007 House Scorecard description Increase financial aid for college students and reduce subsidies for student-loan lenders. July 11. (273-149) , Instruct House conferees to accept a Senate provision stating that detainees at Guantanamo should not be transferred to the United States. September 4. (305-83)
National Journal 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/house votes.htm +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard description Waive a procedural objection to providing legal immunity to people who report suspicious activities. July 19. (57-39; 60 votes required to waive the Budget Act) , Waive a procedural objection to denying Social Security benefits for illegal work. July 19. (53-44; 60 votes required to waive the Budget Act. , Waive a procedural objection to requiring photo identification for voters. July 19. (42-54; 60 votes required to waive the Budget Act) , Waive a procedural objection to barring the Federal Communications Commission from implementing a "fairness doctrine" for broadcasters. July 19. (49-48; 60 votes required to waive the Budget Act) , Waive a procedural objection to prevent labor bargaining with a union that has not gained secret-ballot approval from a majority of employees. July 19. (42-54; 60 votes required to waive the Budget Act) , Increase financial aid for college students and reduce subsidies for student-loan lenders. July 20. (78-18)
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard position Nay + , Aye +
National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings/senate votes.htm +
Roll call number 613 + , 261 + , 262 + , 269 + , 849 + , 258 + , 260 + , 272 + , 263 + , 266 + , 326 + , 864 +
Scorecard vote National Journal 2007 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2007 Senate Scorecard + , FreedomWorks 2007 Senate Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 Senate Scorecard + , U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard description In July, by a vote of 55-40, the Senate fa In July, by a vote of 55-40, the Senate failed to attain the 60 votes necessary to waive the Budget Act to proceed with consideration of an amendment to H.R. 2669, the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007. The Chamber strongly supported the amendment, which would have provided temporary relief for companies in need of highly skilled workers by raising the H1-B visa cap to 115,000 for 2008.The Chamber represents numerous companies and organizations that need to bring highly skilled workers into the United States each year. It is imperative to reform the H1-B visa program and the employment-based green card system to ensure that American businesses remain competitive. at American businesses remain competitive.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.uschamber.com/issues/legislators/07htv senate.htm +
Categories Education Policy (U.S.)  + , Tagged legislation  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Congresspedia  + , Student loan industry  +
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