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H.R. 2117 - Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act

Bill Text

  • Text of H.R. 2117 PDF XML

    Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Ac

  • Text of H. Rept. 112-177 PDF XML

    Report from the Committee on Education and the Workforce 

Rule Information

 

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, February 27, 2012.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 563: 
Adopted by record vote of 244-171 on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.  

MANAGERS: Foxx/McGovern

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and the Workforce now printed in the bill shall be considered as original text for the purpose of amendment and shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against the committee amendment in the nature of a substitute.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.  Each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

8. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Summary of Amendments to be Made in Order: 

(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)

 

Sponsor
#
Description
Debate Time
#8
(LATE) (REVISED) Would retain the requirement that states have to have a process to hear and take appropriate action on student complaints regarding institutions as part of the state authorization.
(10 minutes)
#3
Would repeal a section of the credit hour regulation impacting clock hour programs.
(10 minutes)
#6
Would link state authorization regulations to student outcomes.
(10 minutes)
#2
Would strike the prohibition on the Secretary of Education from ever promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule defining the term "credit hour."
(10 minutes)
#7
(LATE) (REVISED) Would require the Secretary to present a plan to prevent waste, fraud and abuse to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars.
(10 minutes)

 

Amendments

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
2Version 1Bishop, Tim (NY)DemocratWould strike the prohibition on the Secretary of Education from ever promulgating or enforcing any regulation or rule defining the term "credit hour."Made In Order
3Version 1Foxx (NC)RepublicanWould repeal a section of the credit hour regulation impacting clock hour programs. Made In Order
4Version 1Gosar (AZ)RepublicanWould prohibit states from imposing post secondary authorization requirements on higher education institutions without a physical presence in said state. Would ensure that individual states do not impose onerous requirements on higher ed institutions seeking to offer online or distance learning to students in any of the 50 states. Submitted
8Version 2Grijalva, Raul (AZ)DemocratLate Revised Would retain the requirement that states have to have a process to hear and take appropriate action on student complaints regarding institutions as part of the state authorization.Made In Order
1Version 2Holt (NJ)DemocratRevised Would ensure the maximum Pell Grant is maintained at $5550 for the 2013-2014 school year or H.R. 2117 cannot go into effect.Submitted
6Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratWould link state authorization regulations to student outcomes.Made In Order
7Version 2Polis (CO)DemocratLate Revised Would require the Secretary to present a plan to prevent waste, fraud and abuse to ensure effective use of taxpayer dollars.Made In Order
5Version 1Walz (MN)DemocratWithdrawn Would provide a report on how veterans are affected in instances where States do not have a process to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning an institution of higher education.Withdrawn