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

Introduced:

May 9, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 9, 2013

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

Law:

Pub.L. 113-28

Sponsor:

John Kline

Representative for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district

Republican

Text:

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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.

Summary

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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History

May 9, 2013
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 16, 2013
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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.

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