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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Title(s) as Introduced

Strengthening American Communities Act of 2019

Short Title(s) as Introduced for portions of this bill
  • America‚Äôs College Promise Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide greater access to higher education for America's students, to eliminate educational barriers for participation in a public service career, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/10/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
07/10/2019Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/10/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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No cosponsors.

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Education and Labor07/10/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/10/2019)

Strengthening American Communities Act of 2019

America's College Promise Act of 2019

This bill requires the Department of Education (ED) to establish programs that assist students in paying for the costs of higher education.

Specifically, ED must establish grants to assist students in paying for the costs of attending community colleges, historically black colleges and universities, minority serving institutions of higher education (IHEs), or nonprofit IHEs. This bill appropriates funds for such grants.

In addition, ED must establish grant programs to pay the costs of an undergraduate education for students who commit to working for at least three years in public service jobs upon graduation.

Finally, ED must cancel a certain percentage of the amount a borrower owes, based on the number of years of public service employment, on federal student loans made after this bill's enactment.