Legislators
Bills
Statements
Represent

H.R.2659: Opportunities for Success Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
You can read the bill
Sponsor Suzanne Bonamici, D-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced July 11, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
See it on GovTrack
See it on C-SPAN

Bill Progress

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

Bill Summary

Opportunities for Success Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Education to award grants to institutions of higher education for use in providing their students with financial support to engage in internships reasonably associated with their studies.

Requires support recipients to be full-time or half-time students who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants.

Sets the student support level for unpaid internships at: (1) the higher of the federal or state minimum wage for each hour of the internship, if the internship occurs while the student is enrolled in classes; and (2) the student's reasonable cost of living expenses, if the internship occurs while the student is not enrolled in classes.

Sets the support level for paid internships by reducing the amount the student would receive for an unpaid internship by the amount the paid internship provides to the student.

Caps the total support a student may receive for full-time and part-time internships.

...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
July 23, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Human Resources.
July 11, 2013 Referred to House Ways and Means
July 11, 2013 Referred to House Education and the Workforce