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Dec 21, 2022
While the draft spending plan for fiscal year 2023 provides more funding for several programs, higher education groups and advocates had hoped for higher increases.

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October 20, 2021
Tuition-free community college is presumed to be on the chopping block in President Biden’s Build Back Better Act, but there are still ways that lawmakers can lower the cost of the program without scrapping it completely.
October 1, 2021
Lawmakers hear testimony from players, coaches and administrators as they consider establishing federal rules to govern college athletics.
July 13, 2021
Higher education organizations were generally pleased with the House Appropriations Committee’s draft spending bill, but several believe more could still be done. 
July 8, 2021
The federal government will have to step up to help community colleges offer comprehensive student support programs, experts say -- and the Community College Student Success Act provides a way for Congress to do so.
June 30, 2021
The current benefits available for higher education aren’t helping the students who need them most, experts told members of the House’s tax-writing committee.
June 29, 2021
As college students across the country face food and housing insecurity, Democrats in Congress are hoping to pass legislation that can help.
June 21, 2021
The Senate is expected to take up the House-passed bill, which would standardize federal elections across the country -- making voting easier for college students.
May 6, 2021
Bills were introduced in Congress last week that are intended to make it easier for students to understand the cost of college and how they can pay for it.
March 19, 2020
Controversial bill came out of the blue, according to critics at public colleges. Supporters in the Legislature say it will likely be reconsidered next year.
August 6, 2019
Resolving differences over sexual assault procedures, including requirements for live hearings, emerges as one of the biggest challenges for negotiating a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

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