H. R. 3097
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 4, 2019
Mr. Swalwell of California (for himself, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Soto, Mr. Peters, and Ms. DeGette) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand eligibility for public service student loan forgiveness to certain contractor employees of national laboratories.
This Act may be cited as the
Fairness in Forgiveness Act of 2019.
Eligibility of contractor employees of National Laboratories for public service student loan forgiveness
Section 455(m)(3)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)(3)(B)) is amended—
in clause (i), by striking
or at the end;
in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting
; or; and
by adding at the end the following new clause:
a full-time job as an employee of a management and operating contractor of a National Laboratory (as defined in section 2(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15801(3))) assigned to a position at such laboratory.
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect as if enacted on October 1, 2007.