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116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3097


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 4, 2019

Mr. Swalwell of California (for himself, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Soto, Mr. Peters, and Ms. DeGette) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor


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 2019”.

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.