June 11, 2007

Lots of bills on Capitol Hill

Posted in Legislation Affecting Students, Student Loan News at 8:06 AM by Joe From Boston


I’m back from vacation and back into the world of Student Loans. I found something very interesting this morning, courtesy of NCHelp.org – here is a summary of all the student loan bills currently in-progress before the House or Senate:

H.R. 916
Title: John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007. To provide for loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders.
Sponsor: Rep Scott, David GA-13 (introduced 2/8/2007) Cosponsors (66)
Related Bills: H.R.893, S.442
Latest Major Action: 5/16/2007 Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 149.

H.R. 1459
Title: Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act of 2007. To establish the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation under the authorities of the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961.
Sponsor: Rep Lantos, Tom CA-12 (introduced 3/12/2007) Cosponsors (45)
Related Bills: S.991
Latest Major Action: 6/5/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 2458
Title: Universal Higher Education and Lifetime Learning Act of 2007. To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate the current education tax incentives into one credit against income tax for higher education expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Emanuel, Rahm IL-5 (introduced 5/23/2007) Cosponsors (11)
Related Bills: S. 1501
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

H.R. 2559
Title: First Higher Education Extension Act of 2007. To temporarily extend the programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George CA-7 (introduced 6/5/2007) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 6/6/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

H.R. 2573
Title: Investing for Tomorrow’s Schools Act of 2007. To establish State infrastructure banks for education
Sponsor: Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. CA-10 (introduced 6/5/2007) Cosponsors (4)
Latest Major Action: 6/5/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

S. 1501
Title: Universal Higher Education and Lifetime Learning Act of 2007. To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to consolidate the current education tax incentives into one credit against income tax for higher education expenses, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Bayh, Evan IN (introduced 5/24/2007) Cosponsors (None)
Related Bills: H.R. 2458
Latest Major Action: 5/24/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

S. 1513
Title: Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007. To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize grant programs to enhance the access of low-income African-American students to higher education.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack IL (introduced 5/24/2007) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 5/24/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

S. 1529
Title: Food Stamp Fairness and Benefit Restoration Act of 2007. To amend the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to end benefit erosion, support working families with child care expenses, encourage retirement and education savings, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Harkin, Tom IA (introduced 5/24/2007) Cosponsors (8)
Latest Major Action: 5/24/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

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