Legislative Tracker: Quality & Accountability

Legislative Tracker LogoOn this page, you'll find proposals that seek to improve institutional quality and/or look to hold institutions or individuals responsible for their actions or performance. In addition, this page includes legislation regarding accreditation and matters related to the Department of Education, including structure and regulatory activity.

For quality and accountability proposals from the previous sessions of Congress, visit the Legislative Tracker Archive: Quality & Accountability.

 

*NEW* Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act of 2019

S. 1153

Sponsor:
Sen. Baldwin (D-WI)
Cosponsors:
3 (2 R; 1 D)
Introduced:
04/11/2019

NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This bill would attempt to end the misuse of borrower information used to commit criminal acts. The bill would add language to the HEA that would inform borrowers that the services offered by “phone scam” operators are available free of charge through ED.

 

*NEW* Protect Student Borrowers Act of 2019

S. 968

Sponsor:
Sen. Reed (D-RI)
Cosponsors:
3 (0 R; 3 D)
Introduced:
04/01/2019

NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This bill would implement institutional risk-sharing in the Federal student loan program by mandating that institutions who have 33 percent of more of their enrolled students participating in the student loan program to make a payment depending on the percentage of those students who are in default. The determinations for the amount to be paid vary anywhere between 5 to 20 percent of the total amount of the dollars in default.

 

Free Right to Expression in Education Act

H.R. 1672 Sponsor:
Rep. Rooney (R-FL)
Co-Sponsors:
0 (0 R; 0 D)
Introduced: 3/11/2019

NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This bill would prohibit public institutions (as part of the program participation agreement (PPA)) from restricting expressive activities, such as through so-called "free speech zones."

 

To terminate the Department of Education.

HR 899 Sponsor:
Rep. Massie (R-KY)
Co-Sponsors:
11 (11 R; 0 D)
Introduced:
1/30/2019

NASFAA Analysis & Coverage: This brief bill would eliminate the Department of Education, effective December 31, 2020. The bill does not describe what would happen to the federal student aid programs.

 

 

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Publication Date: 6/3/2019


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