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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

College Student Relief Act of 2007

Short Titles as Introduced

College Student Relief Act of 2007

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to reduce interest rates for student borrowers.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
01/17/2007Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 356 - 71 (Roll no. 32).(text: CR H597-598)
01/12/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (16)

Date Chamber
01/17/2007SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
01/17/2007-5:35pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/17/2007-5:35pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 356 - 71 (Roll no. 32). (text: CR H597-598)
01/17/2007-5:26pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 186 - 241 (Roll no. 31).
01/17/2007-4:55pmHouseThe previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H630)
01/17/2007-4:46pmHouseFloor Summary: DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the McKeon motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment inserting a new section providing for benefits contingent on income or military service.
01/17/2007-4:46pmHouseMr. McKeon moved to recommit with instructions to Education and Labor. (consideration: CR H628-630; text: CR H628-629)
01/17/2007-4:46pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule. (consideration: CR H628)
01/17/2007-1:18pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with three hours of debate on H.R. 5.
01/17/2007-1:16pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 5 with 3 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
01/17/2007-1:16pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 65. (consideration: CR H597-631)
01/17/2007-1:16pmHouseRule H. Res. 65 passed House.
01/16/2007-9:04pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 65 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5 with 3 hours of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
01/12/2007HouseReferred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
01/12/2007HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E101-102)
01/12/2007HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (211)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Payne, Donald M. [D-NJ-10]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hinojosa, Ruben [D-TX-15]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McCarthy, Carolyn [D-NY-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Tierney, John F. [D-MA-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kucinich, Dennis J. [D-OH-10]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Wu, David [D-OR-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Holt, Rush [D-NJ-12]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Bishop, Timothy H. [D-NY-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-39]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Altmire, Jason [D-PA-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-11]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hare, Phil [D-IL-17]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Sestak, Joe [D-PA-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Shea-Porter, Carol [D-NH-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Allen, Thomas H. [D-ME-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Arcuri, Michael A. [D-NY-24]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Baca, Joe [D-CA-43]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Baird, Brian [D-WA-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Bean, Melissa L. [D-IL-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Becerra, Xavier [D-CA-31]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Berkley, Shelley [D-NV-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-28]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Berry, Marion [D-AR-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Boren, Dan [D-OK-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Boswell, Leonard L. [D-IA-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Boyda, Nancy E. [D-KS-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Braley, Bruce L. [D-IA-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Capps, Lois [D-CA-23]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Cardoza, Dennis A. [D-CA-18]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Carnahan, Russ [D-MO-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Carney, Christopher P. [D-PA-10]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Carson, Julia [D-IN-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-11]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Chandler, Ben [D-KY-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Christensen, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Clay, Wm. Lacy [D-MO-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-14]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Costa, Jim [D-CA-20]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Crowley, Joseph [D-NY-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Cummings, Elijah E. [D-MD-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Davis, Artur [D-AL-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Davis, Lincoln [D-TN-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Delahunt, William D. [D-MA-10]* 01/12/2007
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Dicks, Norman D. [D-WA-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-15]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-25]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-14]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ellsworth, Brad [D-IN-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Emanuel, Rahm [D-IL-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-17]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Etheridge, Bob [D-NC-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Fattah, Chaka [D-PA-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Filner, Bob [D-CA-51]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Frank, Barney [D-MA-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Giffords, Gabrielle [D-AZ-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY-20]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Gonzalez, Charles A. [D-TX-20]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hall, John J. [D-NY-19]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hill, Baron P. [D-IN-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-22]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hodes, Paul W. [D-NH-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-17]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Honda, Michael M. [D-CA-15]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Inslee, Jay [D-WA-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [D-IL-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Jackson-Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Jones, Stephanie Tubbs [D-OH-11]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kagen, Steve [D-WI-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kennedy, Patrick J. [D-RI-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [D-MI-13]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Klein, Ron [D-FL-22]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lampson, Nick [D-TX-22]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Larsen, Rick [D-WA-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-12]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Mahoney, Tim [D-FL-16]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Matsui, Doris O. [D-CA-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McIntyre, Mike [D-NC-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McNerney, Jerry [D-CA-11]* 01/12/2007
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Meehan, Martin T. [D-MA-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Meek, Kendrick B. [D-FL-17]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Michaud, Michael H. [D-ME-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Millender-McDonald, Juanita [D-CA-37]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Mitchell, Harry E. [D-AZ-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Moore, Dennis [D-KS-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Murphy, Christopher [D-CT-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Murphy, Patrick J. [D-PA-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-38]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Obey, David R. [D-WI-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ortiz, Solomon P. [D-TX-27]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-15]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Reyes, Silvestre [D-TX-16]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Rodriguez, Ciro D. [D-TX-23]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ross, Mike [D-AR-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-34]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-17]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Salazar, John T. [D-CO-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-29]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Schwartz, Allyson Y. [D-PA-13]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-27]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Shuler, Heath [D-NC-11]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-13]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Solis, Hilda L. [D-CA-32]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Space, Zachary T. [D-OH-18]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-13]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Sutton, Betty [D-OH-13]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Udall, Mark [D-CO-2]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Udall, Tom [D-NM-3]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-35]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Watson, Diane E. [D-CA-33]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Waxman, Henry A. [D-CA-30]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Weiner, Anthony D. [D-NY-9]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Wexler, Robert [D-FL-19]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Wilson, Charles A. [D-OH-6]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4]* 01/12/2007
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 01/16/2007
Rep. Johnson, Timothy V. [R-IL-15] 01/16/2007

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor01/12/2007 Referred to
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/17/2007 Referred to

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Subjects (16)


Latest Summary (2)

There are 2 summaries for H.R.5. View summaries

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Passed House without amendment (01/17/2007)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

College Student Relief Act of 2007 - Amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to phase-in cuts in the interest rate charged undergraduate student borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan (DL) programs, thereby reducing such rate from 6.8% in July 2006 to 3.4% in July 2011.

Limits FFEL lender insurance to 95% of the unpaid balance of such loans. (Currently, 97% of a FFEL issued after June 2006 is federally-insured.)

Provides for graduated reductions in the percentage of defaulted FFEL loan collections a guaranty agency is allowed to retain until, beginning in October 2010, it is equal to the average rate paid to collection agencies that have contracts with the Secretary of Education.

Eliminates exceptional performer status for lenders, servicers, and guaranty agencies, which rewards such entities for high due diligence in FFEL collection.

Reduces special allowance payments made to FFEL lenders to compensate them for the difference between FFEL interest rates and market rates. Exempts small lenders from such reduction.

Increases the loan fee charged FFEL lenders from .5% to 1% of the principal amount of loans disbursed after June 2007. Prohibits its collection from borrowers.

Increases, after June 2007, the rebate fee charged a holder of FFEL consolidated loans, provided that at least 90% of the total principal and accrued unpaid interest outstanding on loans held by such holder are such loans.