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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

College Affordability Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend and strengthen the Higher Education Act of 1965 to lower the cost of college for students and families, to hold colleges accountable for students' success, and to give a new generation of students the opportunity to graduate on-time and transition to a successful career.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
10/15/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
10/30/2019Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 28 - 22.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
10/30/2019Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
10/29/2019Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
10/15/2019Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
Action By: House of Representatives
10/15/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (158)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Davis, Susan A. [D-CA-53]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Fudge, Marcia L. [D-OH-11]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Wilson, Frederica S. [D-FL-24]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Bonamici, Suzanne [D-OR-1]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]* 10/15/2019
Rep. DeSaulnier, Mark [D-CA-11]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Norcross, Donald [D-NJ-1]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Jayapal, Pramila [D-WA-7]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Morelle, Joseph D. [D-NY-25]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Wild, Susan [D-PA-7]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Harder, Josh [D-CA-10]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Schrier, Kim [D-WA-8]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Levin, Andy [D-MI-9]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Omar, Ilhan [D-MN-5]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Trone, David J. [D-MD-6]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Lee, Susie [D-NV-3]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Castro, Joaquin [D-TX-20]* 10/15/2019
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Neguse, Joe [D-CO-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3] 10/21/2019
Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13] 10/21/2019
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 10/21/2019
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 10/21/2019
Rep. Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17] 10/21/2019
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 10/21/2019
Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Malinowski, Tom [D-NJ-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. San Nicolas, Michael F. Q. [D-GU-At Large] 10/21/2019
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 10/21/2019
Rep. Sewell, Terri A. [D-AL-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13] 10/21/2019
Rep. Swalwell, Eric [D-CA-15] 10/21/2019
Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] 10/21/2019
Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7] 10/21/2019
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32] 10/21/2019
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 10/21/2019
Rep. Scanlon, Mary Gay [D-PA-5] 10/21/2019
Rep. Payne, Donald M., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 10/21/2019
Rep. Beatty, Joyce [D-OH-3] 10/21/2019
Rep. Frankel, Lois [D-FL-21] 10/23/2019
Rep. Castor, Kathy [D-FL-14] 10/23/2019
Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-26] 10/23/2019
Rep. Haaland, Debra A. [D-NM-1] 10/23/2019
Rep. Panetta, Jimmy [D-CA-20] 10/23/2019
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 10/23/2019
Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 10/23/2019
Rep. Garcia, Jesus G. "Chuy" [D-IL-4] 10/23/2019
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 10/28/2019
Rep. Vela, Filemon [D-TX-34] 10/28/2019
Rep. Maloney, Sean Patrick [D-NY-18] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47] 10/28/2019
Rep. Stevens, Haley M. [D-MI-11] 10/28/2019
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 11/01/2019
Rep. Richmond, Cedric L. [D-LA-2] 11/01/2019
Rep. Huffman, Jared [D-CA-2] 11/01/2019
Rep. Dingell, Debbie [D-MI-12] 11/01/2019
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3] 11/01/2019
Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9] 11/01/2019
Rep. Soto, Darren [D-FL-9] 11/01/2019
Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4] 11/01/2019
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13] 11/01/2019
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., III [D-MA-4] 11/01/2019
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 11/01/2019
Rep. Waters, Maxine [D-CA-43] 11/01/2019
Rep. Carbajal, Salud O. [D-CA-24] 11/01/2019
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 11/01/2019
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 11/01/2019
Rep. Pappas, Chris [D-NH-1] 11/01/2019
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 11/01/2019
Rep. Cisneros, Gilbert Ray, Jr. [D-CA-39] 11/01/2019
Rep. Boyle, Brendan F. [D-PA-2] 11/01/2019
Rep. Garcia, Sylvia R. [D-TX-29] 11/01/2019
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8] 11/01/2019
Rep. Gallego, Ruben [D-AZ-7] 11/05/2019
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5] 11/05/2019
Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6] 11/12/2019
Rep. Sires, Albio [D-NJ-8] 11/12/2019
Rep. Crist, Charlie [D-FL-13] 11/13/2019
Rep. Lawrence, Brenda L. [D-MI-14] 11/13/2019
Rep. Clarke, Yvette D. [D-NY-9] 11/13/2019
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 11/18/2019
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-9] 11/18/2019
Rep. DelBene, Suzan K. [D-WA-1] 11/18/2019
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 11/18/2019
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-15] 11/18/2019
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2] 11/18/2019
Rep. Suozzi, Thomas R. [D-NY-3] 11/20/2019
Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] 11/20/2019
Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] 11/20/2019
Rep. Dean, Madeleine [D-PA-4] 11/20/2019
Rep. Clark, Katherine M. [D-MA-5] 11/20/2019
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 11/21/2019
Rep. Slotkin, Elissa [D-MI-8] 11/21/2019
Rep. Luria, Elaine G. [D-VA-2] 11/22/2019
Rep. Gomez, Jimmy [D-CA-34] 11/22/2019
Rep. Kildee, Daniel T. [D-MI-5] 11/22/2019
Rep. Levin, Mike [D-CA-49] 11/26/2019
Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4] 11/26/2019
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 11/26/2019
Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14] 11/26/2019
Rep. Kuster, Ann M. [D-NH-2] 11/26/2019
Rep. Kim, Andy [D-NJ-3] 12/03/2019
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7] 12/05/2019
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 12/05/2019
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 12/05/2019
Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-8] 12/05/2019
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 12/05/2019
Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18] 12/11/2019
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5] 12/11/2019
Rep. Rouda, Harley [D-CA-48] 12/11/2019
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] 12/11/2019
Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8] 12/11/2019
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2] 12/11/2019
Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-12] 12/11/2019
Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6] 12/11/2019
Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13] 12/11/2019
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1] 12/11/2019
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3] 12/11/2019
Rep. Veasey, Marc A. [D-TX-33] 12/11/2019
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 12/13/2019
Rep. Jeffries, Hakeem S. [D-NY-8] 12/17/2019
Rep. Craig, Angie [D-MN-2] 12/18/2019
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 12/18/2019
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 12/19/2019
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 12/19/2019
Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] 12/23/2019
Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10] 01/28/2020
Rep. Cuellar, Henry [D-TX-28] 01/30/2020
Rep. McBath, Lucy [D-GA-6] 01/30/2020
Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11] 02/03/2020
Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] 02/03/2020
Rep. Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-17] 02/04/2020
Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] 02/05/2020
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] 02/10/2020
Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8] 02/12/2020
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19] 02/12/2020
Rep. Vargas, Juan [D-CA-51] 02/12/2020
Rep. Cox, TJ [D-CA-21] 02/18/2020
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6] 02/21/2020
Rep. DeGette, Diana [D-CO-1] 02/21/2020
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11] 02/21/2020
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 02/21/2020
Rep. Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-2] 03/02/2020
Rep. Neal, Richard E. [D-MA-1] 03/04/2020
Rep. Davids, Sharice [D-KS-3] 03/04/2020
Rep. McEachin, A. Donald [D-VA-4] 03/09/2020
Rep. Butterfield, G. K. [D-NC-1] 04/24/2020
Rep. Sherrill, Mikie [D-NJ-11] 06/15/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and Labor10/15/2019 Referred to
10/30/2019 Markup by

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (10/15/2019)

College Affordability Act

This bill reauthorizes and revises the Higher Education Act of 1965, including to

  • revise federal student financial aid programs,
  • consolidate federal student loans and expand loan forgiveness,
  • increase college access and success for certain students, and
  • revise accountability measures.

Specifically, the bill revises financial aid programs, including to (1) increase the maximum federal Pell Grant award, (2) provide incentives for states to fund public institutions of higher education (IHEs), and (3) increase and make permanent funding for minority-serving IHEs.

The bill also revises federal student loan programs, including to (1) replace existing student loan repayment plans with one income-based repayment plan and one fixed repayment plan, (2) allow existing borrowers to lower their payments by switching to the new plans, and (3) expand public service loan forgiveness programs (e.g., TEACH grants) and create appeal processes for denied applications.

In addition, the bill increases college access and success for certain students (e.g., students with low-income, children, or the disabled) through investments and practices, such as student support services and accelerated learning opportunities.

Finally, the bill revises accountability measures for IHEs (including for-profit IHEs), job training programs, college accrediting agencies, and lenders. In particular, the bill updates the performance goals of the Office of Federal Student Aid and requires the Department of Education to be responsible for the oversight of the office.