• Foxx Statement: Markup of H.R. 3178, "Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act"
    Jun 22, 2016  - Each year, families across the country face difficult decisions about where they can afford to send their children to college and what institution is the best fit for them. Students must wade through massive and often conflicting amounts of information in order to make an informed choice. While the ... More
  • Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5528, "Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act"
    Jun 22, 2016  - Early last year, I held a roundtable on higher education in my district to help better understand the issues facing students, teachers, and higher ed administrators in Nevada. Nearly everyone in attendance raised the issue of the overly complicated student aid application process, and specifically, ... More
  • Heck Statement: Markup of H.R. 5529, "Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act"
    Jun 22, 2016  - Like many states, Nevada has a severe doctor shortage. While the number of patients is steadily increasing, there continues to be too few qualified health care providers to meet this growing demand for care. Additionally, while the Hispanic population is growing throughout the country, especially in... More
  • Kline Statement: Markup of Higher Education Legislation
    Jun 22, 2016  - Today, the committee will consider a number of bipartisan bills. Each bill has a different focus, but all share a common goal: strengthening America’s higher education system. Our country’s higher education system offers students from all walks of life opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skil... More
  • THIS WEDNESDAY: Committee to Take Steps to Improve Higher Education
    Jun 20, 2016  - Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce today introduced several bipartisan bills that will help strengthen higher education for students and taxpayers. The legislative proposals will help simplify and improve the student financial aid process, as well as enhance existing suppo... More
  • New GAO Report Outlines Weaknesses in Education Department’s Direct Loan Program
    Jun 15, 2016  - A report released today by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed a number of weaknesses in the Department of Education’s federal Direct Loan program, which provides loans to undergraduate and graduate students and their families. Requested by Republican leaders in the House... More
  • A Change of Course for All Americans
    Jun 14, 2016  - Fewer than one-third of Americans are satisfied with the direction in which the country is moving, and the economy continues to rank as the most important problem we face as a nation. As House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-MN) explained after last month’s troubling job... More