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July 28, 2007

Senate Votes - S. 1642: Higher Education Amendments

S. 1642: Higher Education Amendments of 2007

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Brown Amdt. No. 2376; To provide for a Federal supplemental loan program.
Failed 38-53

Kennedy Amdt. No. 2381, as Modified; To provide for a demonstration and certification regarding the use of certain Federal funds.
Passed 93-0

On Passage of the Bill
Passed 95-0


Senate Passes Rewrite of Higher Education Act
Demonstrating a rare bipartisan consensus, the Senate by 95-0 passed an overhaul Tuesday of the primary law governing federal aid to colleges and the students who attend them.

Senate Moving Toward Passage of Higher Education Reauthorization
The Senate was moving Monday toward passage of a five-year reauthorization of the primary law governing federal aid to institutions of higher education and the students who attend them. A final vote was possible as early as day’s end.

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