H.R. 401 (109th): Make College Affordable Act of 2005


Jan 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 26, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ronald “Ron” Paul

Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 26, 2005
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make higher education more affordable by providing a full tax deduction for higher education expenses and interest on student loans.

Summary (CRS)

1/26/2005--Introduced.Make College Affordable Act of 2005 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow taxpayers, their spouses, dependents, and grandchildren a tax deduction from gross income for certain higher education ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 26, 2005

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 401”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (3R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 193 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 2007

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