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H.R. 1766 (116th): College Transparency Act

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To establish a postsecondary student data system.

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Sponsor and status

Paul Mitchell

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district. Independent.

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Last Updated: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 33 pages
Mar 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 14, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


234 Cosponsors (152 Democrats, 82 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Mitchell, Krishnamoorthi, Stefanik, and Harder Announce that the College Transparency Act Has the Support of the Majority of the House of Representatives
    — Rep. Paul Mitchell [I-MI10, 2017-2020] (Sponsor) on Jul 10, 2020

Stefanik, Mitchell, Krishnamoorthi, and Harder Announce that the College Transparency Act Has the Support of the Majority of the House of Representatives
    — Rep. Elise Stefanik [R-NY21] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 10, 2020

15 Hayes Bills, Number Of Top Priorities Included In Higher Education Act Reauthorization
    — Rep. Jahana Hayes [D-CT5] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 16, 2019

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Mar 14, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 1766 (116th) 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. 1766. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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