S. 546 (113th): Smarter Borrowing Act


Mar 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2013
Length: 34 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend entrance counseling and exit counseling for borrowers under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/13/2013--Introduced.Smarter Borrowing Act - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions of higher education (IHEs) to notify their Pell Grant recipients, at ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 13, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 546”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


11 cosponsors (10D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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