House Committee Advances Bipartisan Bills as Part of Reauthorization

Three bipartisan bills aimed at reforming the nation’s higher education system last week advanced through the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

In announcing the committee’s action, Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., said, “These bipartisan proposals will make a difference in the lives of students and families. … I look forward to House consideration of these proposals and the work that lies ahead.”

As part of the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the members of this U.S. House of Representatives committee have examined issues ranging from the accessibility gap to the simplification of the federal aid process. The legislation passing through the committee last week includes: