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H.R. 3826 (112th): To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to extend the reduced interest rate for Federal Direct Stafford Loans.

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Joe Courtney

Sponsor. Representative for Connecticut's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2012
Length: 2 pages
Jan 25, 2012
112th Congress (2011–2013)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


154 Cosponsors (153 Democrats, 1 Republican)


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What legislators are saying

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, San Jose State University Student Rally Urges Congress to Stop Student Loan Rates from Doubling
    — Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D-CA18] (Co-sponsor) on May 3, 2012

At pivotal moment, Welch brings Vermont student loan debt stories to Congress
    — Sen. Peter Welch [D-VT] (Co-sponsor) on May 9, 2012

Price statement on president obama's visit to triangle
    — Rep. David Price [D-NC4, 1997-2022] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 20, 2012

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Jan 25, 2012

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 3826 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3826. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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