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VIDEO RELEASE: Rep. Luke Messer Urges Support for Legislation to Enhance Higher Education Transparency

The U.S. House of Representatives recently approved the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act (H.R. 1949). Sponsored by Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN), the legislation will help strengthen higher education transparency and ensure students and families have access to the data they need to choose the right college.

During debate on the House floor, Rep. Messer highlighted the need to improve higher education data and explained how H.R. 1949 will help guide the committee’s efforts to provide students with the most relevant information:

Few decisions in life are bigger than whether to attend college and which college to attend. Yet many families struggle to wade through the complicated maze of statistics to find the information they need to make fully informed, cost-conscious decisions...Through the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act, we hope to simplify the process and help ensure students can access the information they need to make good decisions while lessening the burden on colleges and universities that have far too many reporting requirements today.

To learn more about the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act, visit edworkforce.house.gov/BetterData.

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