S. 1642 (110th): Higher Education Amendments of 2007


Jun 18, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on July 24, 2007 but was never passed by the House.


Edward “Ted” Kennedy

Senator from Massachusetts



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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2007
Length: 608 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to extend the authorization of programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/24/2007--Passed Senate amended.Higher Education Amendments of 2007 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise HEA programs and to extend the authorization of appropriations for them through ... Read more >

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Jun 18, 2007

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Jun 20, 2007
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Jul 24, 2007
Passed Senate

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1642”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (8D, 1I, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Jul 24, 2007 12:46 p.m.
Bill Passed 95/0

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H.R. 4137 (Related)
Higher Education Opportunity Act

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 14, 2008

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