US HB3598 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 49-21)
Status: Engrossed on March 11 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-11 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

FREED Vets Act Federally Requiring Earned Education-debt Discharges for Vets Act This bill requires the Department of Education (ED), after providing specified notice, to automatically discharge loans under the Federal Family Education Loan program for certain borrowers who are veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. Specifically, ED must notify a veteran borrower whom the Department of Veterans Affairs has assigned a rating of total disability for a service-connected disability, or who has been determined to be unemployable due to a service-connected condition, of ED's intent to discharge the borrower's loans; provide the borrower with a period of 60 days to opt out of such loan discharge; and discharge the veteran borrower's loans if the borrower does not opt out of such loan discharge within 60 days.

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Title

FREED Vets Act Federally Requiring Earned Education-debt Discharges for Vets Act

Sponsors

Rep. Conor Lamb [D-PA]Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick [R-PA]Rep. Joe Courtney [D-CT]Rep. Guy Reschenthaler [R-PA]
Rep. Andy Levin [D-MI]Rep. Madeleine Dean [D-PA]Rep. Michael Doyle [D-PA]Rep. Lauren Underwood [D-IL]
Rep. Nicholas Taylor [R-TX]Rep. Seth Moulton [D-MA]Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY]Rep. Suzanne Lee [D-NV]
Rep. James Baird [R-IN]Rep. Ben Lujan [D-NM]Rep. Jared Golden [D-ME]Rep. Mike Kelly [R-PA]
Rep. John Katko [R-NY]Rep. Tom O'Halleran [D-AZ]Rep. Joseph Kennedy [D-MA]Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi [D-IL]
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA]Rep. Elaine Luria [D-VA]Rep. Jeff Van Drew [D-NJ]Rep. Jason Crow [D-CO]
Rep. Anthony Gonzalez [R-OH]Rep. Gil Cisneros [D-CA]Rep. Troy Balderson [R-OH]Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA]
Rep. David Joyce [R-OH]Rep. Colin Allred [D-TX]Rep. Dwight Evans [D-PA]Rep. Steve Watkins [R-KS]
Rep. Michael Waltz [R-FL]Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH]Rep. Lori Trahan [D-MA]Rep. Joseph Neguse [D-CO]
Rep. Greg Stanton [D-AZ]Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC]Rep. Christopher Pappas [D-NH]Rep. Mike Gallagher [R-WI]
Rep. Steve Stivers [R-OH]Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI]Rep. Salud Carbajal [D-CA]Rep. Vicente Gonzalez [D-TX]
Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon [D-PA]Rep. Brian Mast [R-FL]Rep. Jamie Raskin [D-MD]Rep. Cheri Bustos [D-IL]
Rep. David Trone [D-MD]Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI]Rep. Elizabeth Fletcher [D-TX]Rep. Kendra Horn [D-OK]
Rep. Julia Brownley [D-CA]Rep. Henry Cuellar [D-TX]Rep. Glenn Thompson [R-PA]Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT]
Rep. Mark Takano [D-CA]Rep. John Moolenaar [R-MI]Rep. Mike Bost [R-IL]Rep. Linda Sanchez [D-CA]
Rep. Scott Tipton [R-CO]Rep. Rebecca Sherrill [D-NJ]Rep. Jimmy Panetta [D-CA]Rep. Max Rose [D-NY]
Rep. Matthew Cartwright [D-PA]Rep. Chrissy Houlahan [D-PA]Rep. Don Bacon [R-NE]Rep. Greg Steube [R-FL]
Rep. Ted Lieu [D-CA]Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-IL]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-11SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
2020-03-10HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2020-03-10HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H1575-1576)
2020-03-10HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3598.
2020-03-10HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1575-1577)
2020-03-10HouseMrs. Lee (NV) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2019-06-28HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
2019-06-28HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB2049 (Related) 2019-06-28 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4678)

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