H.R. 1911 (113th): Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013


May 9, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 9, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 9, 2013.


Pub.L. 113-28


John Kline

Representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2013
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish interest rates for new loans made on or after July 1, 2013, to direct the Secretary of Education to convene the Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education Data to conduct a study on improvements to postsecondary education transparency at the Federal level, and for other purposes.


6/17/2013: In what could become an annual occurrence, Congress yet again faces a looming deadline to resolve the problem of student loan interest rates. Without Congressional action, the rate on federally backed Stafford loans is set to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1.

The Senate in early June failed to advance two ...

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May 9, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 16, 2013
Reported by Committee

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May 23, 2013
Passed House

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

Jul 24, 2013
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.

Jul 31, 2013
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.

Aug 9, 2013
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. 1911”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

May 23, 2013 12:39 p.m.
Passed 221/198
Jul 24, 2013 5:44 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 34/65
Jul 24, 2013 6:11 p.m.
Bill Passed 81/18
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment
Jul 31, 2013 6:21 p.m.
Passed 392/31

Related Bills

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

S. 1334 (Related)
Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 18, 2013

H.Res. 232 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 23, 2013

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