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H.R. 4984 (113th): Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

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To amend the loan counseling requirements under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Brett Guthrie

Sponsor. Representative for Kentucky's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014
Length: 23 pages
Jun 26, 2014
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 July 24, 2014 but was never passed by the Senate.


17 Cosponsors (14 Republicans, 3 Democrats)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (Jul 22, 2014)

What legislators are saying

Guthrie's Student Loan Literacy Bill Passes House
    — Rep. Brett Guthrie [R-KY2] (Sponsor) on Jul 24, 2014

Rep. Royce Supports Bipartisan Federal Student Loan Process Reform
    — Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 24, 2014

New Cohen Bill Would Help Reduce Teacher Shortages
    — Rep. Steve Cohen [D-TN9] on Jul 30, 2014

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Jun 26, 2014

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Jul 10, 2014
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Jul 24, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 4984 (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. 4984. 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 passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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