Text: H.R.2992 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one version of the bill.

Text available as:

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (06/21/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2992


To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand eligibility for public service student loan forgiveness to certain contractor employees of national laboratories.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2017

Mr. Swalwell of California (for himself, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Ms. Lee, Mr. Perlmutter, and Mr. Cárdenas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


A BILL

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to expand eligibility for public service student loan forgiveness to certain contractor employees of national laboratories.

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 “Fairness in Forgiveness Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Eligibility of contractor employees of National Laboratories for public service student loan forgiveness.

Section 455(m)(3)(B) of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1087e(m)(3)(B)) is amended—

(1) in clause (i), by striking “or” at the end;

(2) in clause (ii), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new clause:

    “(iii) a full-time job as an employee of a management and operating contractor of a National Laboratory (as defined in section 2(3) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15801(3))) assigned to a position at such laboratory.”.

SEC. 3. Effective date.

This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect as if enacted on October 1, 2007.