H.R.2637: Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 10 (2 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced July 10, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act - (Sec. 2) Repeals certain Department of Education regulations that for purposes of determining whether a school is eligible to participate in programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA): (1) require institutions of higher education (IHEs) and postsecondary vocational institutions (except religious schools) to be legally authorized by the state in which they are situated, (2) delineate what such legal authorization requires of states and schools, (3) impose standards and disclosure requirements on programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation, and (4) define "credit hour."

Restores regulations that were in effect on June 30, 2011, but were amended by the regulations that this Act repeals.

Prohibits the Secretary of Education from promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule not in effect on the date of this Act's enactment regarding: (1) the state authorizatio...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 10, 2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 151.
Sept. 10, 2013 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-205.
July 24, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 22 - 13.
July 24, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
July 10, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.