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H.R. 1880: College for All Act of 2017

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The skyrocketing cost of higher education is more expensive than ever before. 44 million borrowers owe a cumulative $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, having recently surpassed total credit card debt and auto loan debt.The tax bill the GOP is currently working on would add to this problem by increasing taxes on graduate students.

A bill in Congress, moonshot though it may be, would try to make public colleges completely tuition-free for most families in order to address at least some of the costs associated with higher education ...

Sponsor and status

Pramila Jayapal

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 4, 2017
Length: 51 pages

Apr 4, 2017


Introduced on Apr 4, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 4, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 4, 2017

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H.R. 1880 is 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.

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