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Referred in Senate (07/12/2016)

2d Session
H. R. 5529


July 12, 2016

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to authorize additional grant activities for Hispanic-serving institutions.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Accessing Higher Education Opportunities Act”.

SEC. 2. Authorized grant activities.

Subsection (b) of section 503 of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101b(b)) is amended—

(1) by redesignating paragraphs (7) through (16) as paragraphs (9) through (18), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:

“(7) Student support programs, which may include counseling, mentoring, and other support services, designed to facilitate the successful advancement of students from four-year institutions to postbaccalaureate doctoral degree granting programs that prepare students for health care occupations as such occupations are described in the most recent edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“(8) Developing or expanding access to dual or concurrent enrollment programs and early college high school programs.”.

SEC. 3. Funding.

(a) Authorizations of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out part A of title V of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), as amended by this Act, $107,795,000 for fiscal year 2016.

(b) Additional extensions not permitted.—Section 422 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1226a) shall not apply to further extend the duration of the authority under subsection (a).

Passed the House of Representatives July 11, 2016.

    Attest: karen l. haas,