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H.R.2234: Diploma and Accreditation Integrity Protection Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Timothy H. Bishop, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced June 4, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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  • Bill introduced in the House   
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Bill Summary

Diploma and Accreditation Integrity Protection Act - Prohibits any accreditor from being considered a reliable authority as to the quality of education or training offered by degree-granting institutions for any purpose related to immigration, federal employment, or any other federal activity, unless the accreditor is recognized by the Secretary of Education.

Considers only a degree from a degree-granting institution that is accredited by such an accreditor to be acceptable in situations when a degree from an institution of higher education (IHE) is required or taken into consideration for the purpose of appointing, promoting, or improving the pay of a federal employee.

Directs the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to define as an unfair and deceptive act or practice: (1) certain offerings of academic, professional, or occupational degrees by entities that are not IHEs or are not accredited by an accreditor recognized by the Secretary, any other appropriate federal age...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
July 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
June 7, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade.
June 4, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
June 4, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce
June 4, 2013 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
June 4, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce