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H.R. 4479: Student Right to Know Before You Go Act of 2017

To establish a new higher education data system to allow for more accurate, complete, and secure data on student retention, graduation, and earnings outcomes, at all levels of postsecondary enrollment, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Duncan Hunter

Sponsor. Representative for California's 50th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2017
Length: 23 pages

Nov 29, 2017


Introduced on Nov 29, 2017

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on November 29, 2017. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Nov 29, 2017

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Passed House (Senate next)

Passed Senate

Signed by the President

H.R. 4479 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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