New Cosponsor — Oct 12, 2012
New Cosponsor: Rep. Michael “Mike” Honda [D-CA17]
The bill now has 24 cosponsors (24 Democrats).
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Mar 8, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced on March 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Michigan's 13th congressional district
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Last Updated: Mar 8, 2012
Length: 18 pages
To increase purchasing power, strengthen economic recovery, and restore fairness in financing higher education in the United States through student loan forgiveness, caps on interest rates on Federal student loans, and refinancing opportunities for private borrowers, and for other purposes.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4170”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). H.R. 4170 — 112th Congress: Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr4170
“H.R. 4170 — 112th Congress: Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012.” www.GovTrack.us. 2012. February 13, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr4170>
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