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H.R. 1949 (113th): Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act

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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.

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Sponsor and status

Luke Messer

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 23, 2013
Length: 11 pages
May 13, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 22, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Luke Messer Supports Bill to Make Student Loans More Affordable
    — Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on Aug 1, 2013

U.S. House Passes Rep. Luke Messer’s Bill to Enhance Higher Education Transparency
    — Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on May 23, 2013

Rep. Luke Messer Introduces Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act
    — Rep. Luke Messer [R-IN6, 2013-2018] (Sponsor) on May 13, 2013

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May 13, 2013

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May 16, 2013
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue 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 22, 2013
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 1949 (113th) 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. 1949. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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