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


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


George Miller

Representative for California's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2008
Length: 431 pages

About the bill

Full Title

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

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Nov 9, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 15, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued 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

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

Jul 29, 2008
Passed Senate with Changes

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 (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 31, 2008
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (29D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Feb 7, 2008 5:18 p.m.
Agreed to 260/153
Feb 7, 2008 5:26 p.m.
Agreed to 222/191
Feb 7, 2008 5:34 p.m.
Failed 179/236
Feb 7, 2008 6:17 p.m.
Passed 354/58
On the Conference Report
Jul 31, 2008 2:52 p.m.
Passed 380/49
On the Conference Report
Jul 31, 2008 8:26 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 83/8

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

H.Res. 1389 (Related)
Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 4137) to ...

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Jul 31, 2008

H.Res. 956 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Feb 7, 2008

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