H.R.4137: Higher Education Opportunity Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about emergency management
  • Introduced Nov. 9, 2007
  • Latest Major Action Aug. 14, 2008

Bill Summary

Higher Education Opportunity Act - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise and reauthorize HEA programs. Title I: General Provisions - (Sec. 101) Revises the general definition of an institution of higher education (IHE) to include schools that: (1) admit students whose secondary education was conducted in a home school setting; (2) award degrees (not necessarily bachelor's degrees) that are acceptable for admission to a...

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Bill Actions

Date Description
Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Science and Technology, and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Referred to House Education and Labor
Referred to House Judiciary
Referred to House Science and Technology
Referred to House Financial Services
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 45 - 0.
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 110-500, Part I.
Committee on Judiciary discharged.
Committee on Science and Technology discharged.
Committee on Financial Services discharged.
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 305.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 956 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4137 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.
Rule H. Res. 956 passed House.
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 956.
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4137 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. It shall be in order to consider as an original bill for the purpose of amendment under the five-minute rule the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill.
House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 956 and Rule XVIII.
The Speaker designated the Honorable Ed Pastor to act as Chairman of the Committee.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 4137.
Mr. Hinojosa moved that the Committee rise.
On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 4137 as unfinished business.
ORDER OF PROCEDURE - Mr. Hinojosa asked unanimous consent that, during further consideration of H.R. 4137 pursuant to H. Res. 956, the Chair may reduce to two minutes the minimum time for electronic voting under clause 6 of rule 18 and clauses 8 and 9 of rule 20. Agreed to without objection.
Considered as unfinished business.
The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole resumed general debate on H.R. 4137.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the George Miller (CA) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKeon amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hinojosa en bloc amendments.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Petri amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Petri amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKeon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Petri amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Price(GA) demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Castle amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davis(IL) amendment.
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Davis(IL) amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. McKeon demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Sestak amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Yarmuth amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Hastings (FL) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Welch amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Eddie Bernice Johnson amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Stupak amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Doggett amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Baird amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Crowley amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Cooper amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Ryan (OH) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Van Hollen amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gillibrand amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Patrick Murphy (PA) amendment.
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 956, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Shuler amendment.
The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 4137.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
Mr. Ferguson moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Ferguson motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment adding a new Title XII regarding Limitations on Expenditures.
The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection.
On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 216 (Roll no. 39).
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 354 - 58 (Roll no. 40).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Clerk was authorized to correct section numbers, punctuation, and cross references, and to make other necessary technical and conforming corrections in the engrossment of H.R. 4137.
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Senate insists on its amendment, asks for a conference, appoints conferees Kennedy; Dodd; Harkin; Mikulski; Bingaman; Murray; Reed; Clinton; Obama; Sanders; Brown; Enzi; Gregg; Alexander; Burr; Isakson; Murkowski; Hatch; Roberts; Allard; Coburn.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Miller, George asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Education and Labor for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Miller, George, Hinojosa, Tierney, Wu, Bishop (NY), Altmire, Yarmuth, Courtney, Andrews, Scott (VA), Davis (CA), Davis (IL), Hirono, Keller, Petri, McMorris Rodgers, Foxx, Kuhl (NY), Walberg, Castle, Souder, Ehlers, Biggert, and McKeon.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of secs. 951 and 952 of the House bill, and secs. 951 and 952 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Conyers, Waters, and Gohmert.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Science and Technology for consideration of secs. 961 and 962 of the House bill, and sec. 804 of the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Gordon, Baird, and Neugebauer.
Conference report H. Rept. 110-803 filed.
Mr. Miller, George brought up conference report H. Rept. 110-803 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 1389.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the conference report to accompany H.R. 4137.
On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 380 - 49 (Roll no. 544).
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Conference report considered in Senate.
Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 83 - 8. Record Vote Number: 194.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 110-315.
Nov. 9, 2007

Introduced in the House by George Miller (D-Calif.)

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