Federal Legislation

The charts linked below reflect legislation introduced in the House and Senate that may significantly affect private sector colleges and universities and their students. 

Significant Legislation in the 113th Congress

113th Congress Legislative Matrix as of October 1, 2013

Significant Legislation of the 112th Congress

These bills, introduced by both Democrats and Republicans, deal with expanding consumer information for veterans. They include veterans’ benefits in the 90/10 calculation, reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act, restrict the use of revenues derived from federal educational assistance for marketing and advertising, and more. 

The majority of the bills listed here were not passed by the House or the Senate, with the exception of H.R. 4057, the Improving Transparency of Education Opportunities for Veterans Act of 2012, which the House passed on September 11, 2012. An amended version of H.R. 4057 passed the Senate on December 19, 2012. For your reference, here is a summary of 31 bills introduced in the 112th Congress, as well as one executive order, one amendment, and one letter from the U.S. attorney general.




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