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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.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 21, 2017

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

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                                 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.
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