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H.R.3136: Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Matt Salmon, R-Ariz.
Total Cosponsors 10 (4 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 19, 2013
Latest Major Action July 24, 2014
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Bill Summary

Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2014 - Amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to direct the Secretary of Education to select up to 30 institutions of higher education (IHEs) or systems or consortia of IHEs to: (1) carry out, on a voluntary basis, competency-based education demonstration projects; and (2) receive waivers of certain statutory and regulatory requirements that would otherwise prevent such an entity from participating in federal student aid programs or inhibit the operation of competency-based education.

Requires the Secretary to provide outreach regarding such projects to historically Black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Native American-serving, nontribal institutions, IHEs serving special needs students, and rural IHEs.

Defines "competency-based education" as an educational process or program that measures students' knowledge, skills, and expe...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 24, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 23, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 23, 2014

On passage Passed by recorded vote: 414 - 0 (Roll no. 441).

July 23, 2014 Subsequent to the announcement by the Chair that H.R. 3136 had passed by voice vote, Mr. Kline asked unanimous consent that it be in order to put the question of passage to a recorded vote. Agreed to without objection.
July 23, 2014 On passage Passed by voice vote.
July 23, 2014

On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 221 (Roll no. 440).

July 23, 2014 The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H6701)
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Tierney 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 to add a new section allowing the Secretary of Education to provide rebates equal to the rates that new borrowers had available to them from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Those rebates are equal to the amount that would be saved from the lower interest rates.
July 23, 2014 Mr. Tierney moved to recommit with instructions to the Committee on Education and the Workforce. (consideration: CR H6700-6702; text:CR H6700)
July 23, 2014 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. (text of amendment in the nature of a substitute: CR H6690-6691)
July 23, 2014 The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H6700)
July 23, 2014 The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 3136.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Grayson amendment No. 11.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Gowdy amendment No. 10.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Polis amendment No. 9.
July 23, 2014 POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Gowdy amendment No. 8, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced the ayes had prevailed. Mr. Polis demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until later in the legislative day.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Gowdy amendment No. 8.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Duffy amendment No. 7.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Langevin amendment No. 6.
July 23, 2014 The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
July 23, 2014 Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6695-6702)
July 23, 2014 Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 3136 as unfinished business.
July 23, 2014 On motion that the Committee rise Agreed to by voice vote.
July 23, 2014 Mr. Kline moved that the Committee rise.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Byrne amendment No. 5.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Polis amendment No. 4.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Walberg amendment No. 3.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Polis amendment No. 2.
July 23, 2014 DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 677, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Part A Kline amendment No. 1.
July 23, 2014 GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 3136.
July 23, 2014 The Speaker designated the Honorable Mark E. Amodei to act as Chairman of the Committee.
July 23, 2014 House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 677 and Rule XVIII.
July 23, 2014 The resolution provides a structured rule for H.R. 3136 and H.R. 4984. Both bills are debatable for one hour. The resolution provides for certain amendments to be in order. One motion to recommit with or without instructions is allowed for each bill.
July 23, 2014 Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 677. (consideration: CR H6686-6695)
July 22, 2014 Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 677 Reported to House. The rules provides a structured rule for H.R. 3136 and H.R. 4984. Both bills are debatable for one hour with or without instructions.
July 17, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 395.
July 17, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 113-529.
July 10, 2014 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
July 10, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Jan. 22, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
Sept. 19, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.