About the bill
Renewed almost without question since establishment in 1958, the Federal Perkins Loan Program — providing loans that aid payment in higher education — was unexpectedly allowed to lapse on September 30, 2015. Perkins is reported as the “government’s oldest student loan program.”
H.R. 3594, which would have renewed the loans program, passed the House but failed to be brought to the floor in the Senate. The defeat is accredited to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) who has regularly expressed the belief that specifically eliminating the Perkins Loan could streamline the government ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Oct 6, 2016
Length: 3 pages
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 18, 2015
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 18, 2015.
What legislators are saying
“Bishops Bill to Extend Perkins Loan Program Heads to President”
— Rep. Mike Bishop [R-MI8, 2015-2018] (Sponsor) on Dec 17, 2015
“Pocan Op-Ed: The House Did the Right Thing, But Will the Senate?”
— Rep. Mark Pocan [D-WI2] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 1, 2015
Sep 24, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Sep 28, 2015
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.
Dec 16, 2015
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)
The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 17, 2015
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. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.
Dec 18, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
H.R. 3594 (114th) 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.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Federal Perkins Loan Program Extension Act of 2015, Pub. L. No. 114-105, H.R. 3594, 114th Cong..
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