H.R. 6889 (110th): To extend the authority of the Secretary of Education to purchase guaranteed student loans for an additional year, and for other purposes.


Sep 15, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 2008

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


Pub.L. 110-350


George Miller

Representative for California's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2008
Length: 2 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)

Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend by one year, from July 2009 to July 2010, the Secretary of Education's authority to purchase, or enter into forward commitments ... Read more >


Sep 15, 2008

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Sep 15, 2008
Passed House

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Sep 17, 2008
Passed Senate

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Oct 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. 6889”). 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 (2R, 1D) (show)
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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Sep 15, 2008 7:16 p.m.
Passed 368/4

Related Bills

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H.R. 5715 (Related)
Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

Enacted — Signed by the President
May 7, 2008

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