As Senate takes up massive student aid bill, close vote is expected on amendment that would ease cuts in subsidies for loan companies.
With backers of budget bill framing choice starkly, lawmakers reject measure that would have softened cuts to loan providers.
As Senate debates student aid measure, crackdown on illegal file sharing is softened and amendments fly on private loans and earmarks.
Higher Education Act bill that would reshape student loan programs passes 95-0. But some aid experts question how much major elements would really help students.
House and Senate negotiators reach compromise on measure authorizing increased research spending and new education programs.
Committee's hearing touches on how much of universities' holdings get spent each year, how they invest in hedge funds and other tax-related issues.
Or you may also invite the wrath of Congress. A House Republican seeks to cut off federal aid to Columbia University over speech by Iran's president.
GAO official and House subcommittee chairman cite dangers of adding more biodefense labs without increasing the capability to monitor them.
Just-passed law creates new federal categories (and provides new funds) for "predominantly black," Asian and Native American institutions, avoiding conflict inherent in previous proposals.
Senate leaders attempt to fast track measure to support undocumented students, as new research is released about state policies on in-state tuition eligibility.
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