US HB4674 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 158-1)
Status: Introduced on October 15 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-10-30 - Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

College Affordability Act This bill reauthorizes and revises the Higher Education Act of 1965, including to revise federal student financial aid programs, consolidate federal student loans and expand loan forgiveness, increase college access and success for certain students, and revise accountability measures. Specifically, the bill revises financial aid programs, including to (1) increase the maximum federal Pell Grant award, (2) provide incentives for states to fund public institutions of higher education (IHEs), and (3) increase and make permanent funding for minority-serving IHEs. The bill also revises federal student loan programs, including to (1) replace existing student loan repayment plans with one income-based repayment plan and one fixed repayment plan, (2) allow existing borrowers to lower their payments by switching to the new plans, and (3) expand public service loan forgiveness programs (e.g., TEACH grants) and create appeal processes for denied applications. In addition, the bill increases college access and success for certain students (e.g., students with low-income, children, or the disabled) through investments and practices, such as student support services and accelerated learning opportunities. Finally, the bill revises accountability measures for IHEs (including for-profit IHEs), job training programs, college accrediting agencies, and lenders. In particular, the bill updates the performance goals of the Office of Federal Student Aid and requires the Department of Education to be responsible for the oversight of the office.

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Title

College Affordability Act

Sponsors

Rep. Robert Scott [D-VA]Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA]Rep. Raul Grijalva [D-AZ]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH]Rep. Gregorio Sablan [I-MP]Rep. Frederica Wilson [D-FL]Rep. Suzanne Bonamici [D-OR]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. Alma Adams [D-NC]Rep. Mark DeSaulnier [D-CA]Rep. Donald Norcross [D-NJ]
Rep. Pramila Jayapal [D-WA]Rep. Joseph Morelle [D-NY]Rep. Susan Wild [D-PA]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. Kim Schrier [D-WA]Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT]Rep. Donna Shalala [D-FL]Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]
Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]
Rep. Joaquin Castro [D-TX]Rep. Mike Quigley [D-IL]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]Rep. John Garamendi [D-CA]
Rep. Adriano Espaillat [D-NY]Rep. James McGovern [D-MA]Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY]Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA]
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D-OR]Rep. Ro Khanna [D-CA]Rep. Karen Bass [D-CA]Rep. Mike Thompson [D-CA]
Rep. Tom Malinowski [D-NJ]Rep. Michael San Nicolas [D-GU]Rep. Danny Davis [D-IL]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]
Rep. Terri Sewell [D-AL]Rep. Eric Swalwell [D-CA]Rep. Barbara Lee [D-CA]Rep. James Langevin [D-RI]
Rep. Andre Carson [D-IN]Rep. Grace Napolitano [D-CA]Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI]Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]
Rep. Donald Payne [D-NJ]Rep. Joyce Beatty [D-OH]Rep. Lois Frankel [D-FL]Rep. Kathy Castor [D-FL]
Rep. Brian Higgins [D-NY]Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Judy Chu [D-CA]
Rep. Nanette Barragan [D-CA]Rep. Jesus Garcia [D-IL]Rep. Bonnie Coleman [D-NJ]Rep. Filemon Vela [D-TX]
Rep. Sean Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Alan Lowenthal [D-CA]Rep. Haley Stevens [D-MI]Rep. John Lewis [D-GA]
Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA]Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA]Rep. Debbie Dingell [D-MI]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]
Rep. William Keating [D-MA]Rep. Darren Soto [D-FL]Rep. Gwen Moore [D-WI]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]
Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Anna Eshoo [D-CA]Rep. Maxine Waters [D-CA]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]
Rep. David Price [D-NC]Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D-OR]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]
Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Brendan Boyle [D-PA]Rep. Sylvia Garcia [D-TX]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]
Rep. Ruben Gallego [D-AZ]Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D-MO]Rep. Sean Casten [D-IL]Rep. Albio Sires [D-NJ]
Rep. Charlie Crist [D-FL]Rep. Brenda Lawrence [D-MI]Rep. Yvette Clarke [D-NY]Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D-FL]
Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ]Rep. Suzan DelBene [D-WA]Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY]Rep. Jose Serrano [D-NY]
Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI]Rep. Thomas Suozzi [D-NY]Rep. Eliot Engel [D-NY]Rep. Peter DeFazio [D-OR]
Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Katherine Clark [D-MA]Rep. Eddie Johnson [D-TX]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]
Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Jimmy Gomez [D-CA]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Mike Levin [D-CA]
Rep. Steven Horsford [D-NV]Rep. Sanford Bishop [D-GA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]Rep. Ann Kuster [D-NH]
Rep. Andy Kim [D-NJ]Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D-CO]Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D-IL]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Adam Smith [D-WA]Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D-TX]Rep. Al Lawson [D-FL]
Rep. Harley Rouda [D-CA]Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Stephen Lynch [D-MA]Rep. Bennie Thompson [D-MS]
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]Rep. David Scott [D-GA]Rep. Bobby Rush [D-IL]
Rep. John Yarmuth [D-KY]Rep. Marc Veasey [D-TX]Rep. Tony Cardenas [D-CA]Rep. Hakeem Jeffries [D-NY]
Rep. Angela Craig [D-MN]Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN]Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA]
Rep. Betty McCollum [D-MN]Rep. Jennifer Wexton [D-VA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Lucy McBath [D-GA]
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D-VA]Rep. Henry Johnson [D-GA]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]Rep. Nydia Velazquez [D-NY]
Rep. Robin Kelly [D-IL]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA]Rep. Juan Vargas [D-CA]
Rep. TJ Cox [D-CA]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Diana DeGette [D-CO]Rep. Bill Foster [D-IL]
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX]Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ]Rep. Richard Neal [D-MA]Rep. Sharice Davids [D-KS]
Rep. Donald McEachin [D-VA]Rep. G. Butterfield [D-NC]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]

History

DateChamberAction
2019-10-30HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
2019-10-30HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-10-29HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-10-15HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2019-10-15HouseIntroduced in House

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