Text: H.R.5350 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/06/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5350


To remove college cost as a barrier to every student having access to a well-prepared and diverse educator workforce, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 6, 2019

Mr. García of Illinois (for himself, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Takano, Mr. Grijalva, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Khanna, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Espaillat, Ms. Norton, Mr. Rush, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Jayapal, Mr. Panetta, Mrs. Luria, Mr. Schiff, Ms. Haaland, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Ms. Adams, Mrs. Napolitano, Mr. Cárdenas, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Meng, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Judy Chu of California, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To remove college cost as a barrier to every student having access to a well-prepared and diverse educator workforce, and for other purposes.

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 “Diversifying by Investing in Educators and Students to Improve Outcomes For Youth Act” or the “Diversify Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Section 420M of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1070g–1) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)(1), by striking “$4,000” and inserting “$8,000”; and

(2) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (1)(B), by striking “$16,000” and inserting “$32,000”; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking “$8,000” and inserting “$16,000”.

SEC. 3. Amendment to the Balanced Budget and Deficit Control Act.

Section 255(h) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 255(h)) is amended by inserting after the item relating to “Supplemental Security Income Program (28–0406–0–1–609).” the following new item:

“ TEACH Grants under Subpart 9, Part A, Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.”.


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