September 21, 2007

Student Loan Bills – what’s facing Your Representatives as of 9/21/2007?

Posted in Legislation Affecting Students at 12:15 PM by Joe From Boston


NCHelp.org has a great synopsis of the bills currently facing the US House of Representatives. Here’s what they say:

H.R. 2669
Title: College Cost Reduction and Access Act (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate). To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008.
Sponsor: Rep Miller, George CA-7 (introduced 6/12/2007) Cosponsors (31)
Related Bills: H.RES.531, H.RES.637
Latest Major Action: 9/19/2007 Presented to President.
House Reports: 110-210; Latest Conference Report: 110-317 (in Congressional Record H10168-10181) Awaiting final signature from President.

H.R. 3512
Title: College Textbook Affordability and Transparency Act of 2007. To ensure that college textbooks and supplemental materials are available and affordable.
Sponsor: Rep Carson, Julia IN-7 (introduced 9/10/2007) Cosponsors (4)
Latest Major Action: 9/10/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

H.R. 3525
Title: FACT Act Rulewriting Improvement Act of 2007. To require rapid implementation of guidelines and regulations regarding the accuracy of consumer information furnished to consumer reporting agencies that were required to be established by the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 and have not been implemented, to provide that the Federal Trade Commission shall take the lead in implementation of the guidelines and regulations, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Frank, Barney MA-4 (introduced 9/14/2007) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 9/14/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.

H.R. 3526
Title: To include all banking agencies within the existing regulatory authority under the Federal Trade Commission Act with respect to depository institutions, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Frank, Barney MA-4 (introduced 9/14/2007) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 9/18/2007 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.

H.R. 3548
Title: Plain Language in Government Communications Act of 2007. To enhance citizen access to Government information and services by establishing plain language as the standard style for Government documents issued to the public, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Braley, Bruce L. IA-1 (introduced 9/17/2007) Cosponsors (4)
Latest Major Action: 9/17/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

H.R. 3566
Title: To permanently extend the waiver authority of the Secretary under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003.
Sponsor: Rep Kline, John MN-2 (introduced 9/18/2007) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 9/18/2007 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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