Congress/legislation

Political Maneuvering on Student Loans

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On eve of vote to cut interest rate, a role reversal: Republicans critique and Democrats defend bill.

A Bill from FEMA

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Some students displaced by Katrina are being asked to return portions of their disaster relief money.  

Rancorous House Backs Student Loan Bill

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Lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to cut interest rate in half by 2011, but Republicans and Democrats spar over tactics and history. 

The House's New Face on Higher Ed

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When Democrats won control of Congress in November, the change promised the return to power of some familiar names to many college leaders, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the once and current chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and Rep. George Miller of California, who has been a visible and vocal presence as the top Democrat on the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee throughout this decade and now heads the full Education and Labor Committee.

Scattered Thoughts on Student Aid

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Senate hearing on paying for college offers many ideas but little coherence.

Open Up, Mr. President!

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New bill would nullify Bush's 2001 restrictions on the release of presidential documents.

Pork Spending Drops Drastically

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Watchdog group says this year's dip in Congressional earmarks, a controversial funding source for research initiatives, was a fluke.

Budget Outlook for the NEH

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With Democratic leadership in place, House lawmakers suggest agency that funds humanities grants could see a boost in '08.

Bill on Science Teacher Ed Advances

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House committee sends scholarship legislation to the floor with few major changes.

Nurturing the Next Generation

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U.S. House panel debates what the National Science Foundation can do to support young researchers with risky ideas.

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