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H.R. 4137 (110th): Higher Education Opportunity Act

To amend and extend the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

George Miller

Sponsor. Representative for California's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2008
Length: 431 pages
Nov 9, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-315

29 Cosponsors (29 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Inhofe Concerned About Unfunded Mandates in Higher Education Legislation
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK, 1994-2022] on Aug 1, 2008

Walden to open new la grande district office during extensive eastern oregon swing meetings to focus on economic development, health care, education, natural resources, agriculture policy
    — Rep. Greg Walden [R-OR2, 1999-2020] on Feb 18, 2008

Price: teaching scholarships boosted in higher ed bill
    — Rep. David Price [D-NC4, 1997-2022] on Jul 31, 2008

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Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 1642: Higher Education Amendments of 2007

Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 24, 2007. 29% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3746: College Access and Opportunity Act of 2007

Introduced on Oct 4, 2007. 18% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2894: Private Student Loan Transparency and Improvement Act of 2007

Ordered Reported on Apr 21, 2008. 52% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1513: Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007

Introduced on May 24, 2007. 70% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4216: Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007

Introduced on Nov 15, 2007. 66% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1400: Student Information Means a Positive Loan Experience Act of 2007

Introduced on May 15, 2007. 43% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3966: Early Education Workforce Act

Introduced on Oct 25, 2007. 45% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 3168: Path to Success: Gang Prevention through Community Partnerships Act

Introduced on Jul 24, 2007. 72% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1401: Student Financial Aid Data Privacy Protection Act

Introduced on May 15, 2007. 89% incorporated. (compare text)


Nov 9, 2007

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Nov 15, 2007
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Feb 7, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 29, 2008
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 30, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Jul 31, 2008
Conference Report Agreed to by House (Senate next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jul 31, 2008
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 14, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4137 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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