US SB686 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on March 6 2019 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2019-03-06 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1709)
Pending: Senate Health, Education, Labor, And Pensions Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

America's College Promise Act of 2019 requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish programs that assist students in paying for the costs of higher education. Specifically, ED must establish grants to assist students in paying for the costs of attending community colleges, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions of higher education (IHEs), or nonprofit IHEs. appropriates funds for such grants. In addition, ED must establish grant programs to pay the costs of an undergraduate education for students who commit to working for at least three years in public service jobs upon graduation. Finally, ED must cancel a certain percentage of the amount a borrower owes, based on the number of years of public service employment, on federal student loans made after this bill's enactment.

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Title

Strengthening American Communities Act of 2019

Sponsors


History

DateChamberAction
2019-03-06SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1709)

Same As/Similar To

SB686 (Same As) 2019-03-06 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S1709)
HB3692 (Same As) 2019-07-10 - Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.

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Bill Comments 750

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