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House Committee Plans Hearings on Higher Ed

February 22, 2019

Lawmakers on the House Education and Labor Committee said Thursday that they are planning a series of bipartisan hearings as part of an effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.

The five hearings will focus on the cost of college, accountability for institutions, degree completion, the role of community colleges and minority-serving institutions, and innovation.

The bipartisan process is a departure from the previous Congress, in which House Republicans introduced an ambitious proposal to revamp the higher ed law called the PROSPER Act largely focused on GOP priorities. Months before the midterm elections last year, House Democrats introduced their own proposal to update the HEA.

(A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that hearings did not precede the introduction of the PROSPER Act.)


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