H.R.3179: Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act

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Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends title IV (Student Assistance) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 to modify loan counseling requirements for an institution of higher education (IHE) that participates in federal student aid programs. Currently, an IHE must provide entrance counseling to a student who is a first-time federal student loan borrower. This bill replaces required entrance...

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Date Description
July 12, 2016
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 11, 2016
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 11, 2016

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H4607-4609)

July 11, 2016
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3179.
July 11, 2016
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4607-4611)
July 11, 2016
Mr. Guthrie moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 11, 2016
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 523.
July 11, 2016
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Education and the Workforce. H. Rept. 114-675.
June 22, 2016
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
June 22, 2016
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Nov. 16, 2015
Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.
July 23, 2015
Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
July 23, 2015

Introduced in the House by Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.)

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