Day 2 of the Committee Markup of H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act
Day 2 of the Committee markup included amendments by Republicans to include the proprietary sector in short-term Pell; a delay on the implementation of the College Affordability Act until the ED Secretary, in consultation with the VA and DoD Secretaries, certifies that the bill will not impact military preparedness or limit veterans’ access in higher education; and a repeal of gainful employment. Dr. Foxx (R-NC) also entered into the record a letter signed by over 100 veterans involved with Veterans for Career Education (VCE). The letter urges the Committee to respect freedom of choice among veterans and military-affiliated students.
The markup began today at 9:00 a.m. eastern. Watch live at https://youtu.be/jtq4ohMZx44
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Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, released the following statement regarding the markup of The College Affordability Act in the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee:
“The College Affordability Act, approved by the House Education and Labor Committee today, is a far cry from the comprehensive and bipartisan reauthorization of the Higher Education Act that the Committee leaders promised.”
House Committee on Education and Labor held a markup on H.R. 4674, the College Affordability Act
Yesterday, the House Committee on Education and Labor concluded Day 1 of a markup titled “markup of the H.R. 4674, College Affordability Act.”
On Tuesday, the House Committee on Education and Labor adopted several amendments to the Democrats' sweeping $400 billion plan to overhaul federal higher education policy. The Committee had more than two dozen proposed amendments during the first-day markup of H.R. 4674.
The most important amendment from Day 1 is the following change on 90/10:
Watch Live: House Education Committee HEA Bill Markup
Watch the House Committee on Education and Labor markup of the College Affordability Act, a bill from House Democrats seeking to update the Higher Education Act. The markup is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. eastern today.
CECU staff will provide a summary of the markup after it concludes.
Education Politics and Policy
Bill would make for-profit colleges ineligible for federal student loans – CNBC
A bill introduced this month by Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, dubbed the “Students Not Profits Act of 2019,” would ban the U.S. Department of Education from sending its federal grants and loans to for-profit colleges.
House Democrats Plan Committee Vote On Higher Ed Plan – Politico
The markup for the bill, dubbed the College Affordability Act, will be on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., according to the aide.
House panel passes healthcare training bill – Community College Daily
A federal program to prepare low-income individuals for good-paying healthcare careers would see its federal funding quintupled — from $85 million to $425 million annually — under a bill passed this week by the House Ways and Means Committee.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in contempt of court in student-loan forgiveness dispute – NBC News
A U.S. magistrate judge also fined the Education Department $100,000 for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former students of for-profit Corinthian Colleges.
Trump Official to Campaign on Student Debt Relief – Inside Higher Ed
A. Wayne Johnson, a departing top official at the Office of Federal Student Aid under Betsy DeVos, calls for canceling federal student debt as his “signature issue” for a Senate run.
Klobuchar Higher Ed Plan Would Expand Pell, Fix PSLF, Support Defrauded Students – NASFAA
Klobuchar wrote that as president, she would almost double the maximum Pell Grant award to $12,000, index it to inflation, and expand eligibility to families with annual incomes of up to $100,000.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
House Democrats Plan Committee Vote on Higher Ed Plan – Politico
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the chairman of the House education committee, has scheduled a markup for next week on Democrats' sweeping higher education reform plan, according to a Democratic committee aide. The markup for the bill, dubbed the College Affordability Act, will be on Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., according to the aide.
Veterans News | Opinion
Extreme left thinking infiltrates veteran groups — to the detriment of vets - The Hill
by Pete Hegseth
Most people assume veterans’ organizations reflect their membership — principled, traditional, and right-of-center. After all, veterans should put country before party and veteran welfare before partisan interests. While that once may have been true, it no longer appears to be.