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Basic Assistance for Students In College Act

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Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide for the basic needs of students at institutions of higher education.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/23/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
07/23/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]* 07/23/2019
Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]* 07/23/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions07/23/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/23/2019)

Basic Assistance for Students In College Act or the BASIC Act

This bill directs the Department of Education (ED) to award planning and implementation grants to institutions of higher education in order to identify and meet the basic needs of students, including food, housing, transportation, and health care. ED must also implement an agreement to (1) share data with other federal agencies in order to identify students who may be eligible for certain federal benefits; and (2) coordinate efforts to enroll those students in federal benefits programs, including Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.