US SJR56 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 41-2)
Status: Introduced on September 26 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-03-11 - Indefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability". This joint resolution nullifies a rule issued by the Department of Education (ED) on September 23, 2019. The rule revised the process for a student loan borrower to obtain a discharge from a student loan if an institution of higher education misrepresented a material fact. Among other requirements, the 2019 rule requires each borrower to apply to ED for a defense to repayment. However, under the previous 2016 rule, an application could be submitted on behalf of an entire group (e.g., veterans).

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Title

A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the rule submitted by the Department of Education relating to "Borrower Defense Institutional Accountability".

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Roll Calls

2020-03-10 - Senate - Motion to proceed to consideration of measure RC# 69 (Y: 55 N: 41 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-11SenateIndefinitely postponed by Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2020-03-11SenateConsidered by Senate. (consideration: CR S1678)
2020-03-10SenateMeasure laid before Senate by motion. (consideration: CR S1660-1661)
2020-03-10SenateMotion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 41. Record Vote Number: 69.
2020-03-10SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 439.
2020-03-10SenateSenate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by petition pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 802(c).
2019-09-26SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text: CR S5752)

Same As/Similar To

HJR76 (Same As) 2020-03-11 - Message on Senate action sent to the House.
HR790 (Similar To) 2020-01-14 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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