H.R.1949: Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Luke Messer, R-Ind.
Total Cosponsors 6 (All Republicans)
Introduced May 13, 2013
Latest Major Action May 23, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to convene an Advisory Committee on Improving Postsecondary Education Data that: (1) is comprised of 15 members who represent economically, racially, and geographically diverse populations; and (2) includes higher education stakeholders, state officials, business representatives, college and career counselors at secondary schools, and experts in higher education policy, consumer choice, privacy, labor markets, and data policy, collection, and use.

Requires the Committee to study:

  • the types of information the federal government should collect and report on institutions of higher education (IHEs) to assist students and families in their search for an IHE, including information related to postsecondary education costs, financial assistance, student outcomes, and postgraduation earnings;
  • how that information should be collected and reported, including how to d...

    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 23, 2013 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
May 22, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
May 22, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2895-2896)
May 22, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1949.
May 22, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2895-2898)
May 22, 2013 Mr. Messer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
May 20, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 58.
May 20, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-83.
May 16, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 16, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 13, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.