H.R. 5715 (110th): Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008


Apr 8, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 7, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 7, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-227


George Miller

Representative for California's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 1, 2008
Length: 13 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To ensure continued availability of access to the Federal student loan program for students and families.

Summary (CRS)

5/7/2008--Public Law.Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008 - Section2 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to increase, by $2,000, the maximum annual unsubsidized Stafford loan ... Read more >


Apr 8, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 9, 2008
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.

Apr 17, 2008
Passed House

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

Apr 30, 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.

May 1, 2008
House Agreed to Changes

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

May 1, 2008
Text Published

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

May 7, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5715”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


32 cosponsors (28D, 4R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Apr 17, 2008 1:45 p.m.
Agreed to 413/0
Apr 17, 2008 2:09 p.m.
Passed 383/27
Suspend Rules and Agree to Senate Amendments
May 1, 2008 2:17 p.m.
Passed 388/21

Related Bills

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

H.R. 6889 (Related)
To extend the authority of the Secretary of Education to purchase guaranteed student loans ...

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 7, 2008

H.Res. 1167 (Related)
Providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 1, 2008

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