Congressional Update – New K-12 Bills

Federal Weekly Advocacy Update

Notable New K-12 Bills

  • H.R.3692To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide greater access to higher education for America’s students, to eliminate educational barriers for participation in a public service career, and for other purposes. Sponsor:Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]
  • H.R.3689To prohibit States from suspending, revoking, or denying State-issued professional licenses or issuing penalties due to student default. Sponsor: Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]
  • H.R.3674To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to eliminate origination fees for Federal Direct Loans. Sponsor:Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]
  • H.R.3667To create a new Federal grant program that provides grants to State libraries to allow schools with summer lunch programs to keep their libraries open for student use during the summer months. Sponsor:Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]
  • H.R.3662To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to ensure that student borrowers are provided relief from their student loans in the instance of substantial misrepresentation or omission by an institution of higher education. Sponsor:Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6]
  • H.R.3659To establish an Anti-Bullying Roundtable to study bullying in elementary and secondary schools in the United States, and for other purposes. Sponsor:Rep. Rose, Max [D-NY-11]
  • H.R.3647To provide temporary impact aid construction grants to eligible local educational agencies, and for other purposes. Sponsor:Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21]
  • S.2085A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to award grants to eligible entities to carry out educational programs about the Holocaust, and for other purposes. Sponsor:Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]
  •  S.2070A bill to create a new Federal grant program that provides grants to State libraries to allow schools with summer lunch programs to keep their libraries open for student use during the summer months. Sponsor:Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]

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