COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY; Congressional Record Vol. 159, No. 107
(House of Representatives - July 24, 2013)

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                COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY

  (Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, the Federal Government is not the master 
puppeteer of higher education, though a litany of burdensome 
regulations suggest that's what it's angling for.
  We all want college to be more affordable and we want to ensure 
students throughout the country who work hard have the opportunity to 
attend a high-quality school. But Federal attempts to regulate those 
goals into existence unilaterally are counterproductive and costly.
  Restrictive regulations stifle pioneering institutions at a time when 
forward-thinking solutions are desperately needed to meet the changing 
demands of an increasingly diverse American student body.
  With less punitive Federal intervention, Congress will be able to 
work carefully with students, families, educators, and higher learning 
institutions to address the issues of college affordability, 
accountability, and transparency during the reauthorization of the 
Higher Education Act.
  The administration should think outside the box with us so that 
education can be more accessible and affordable. We should start by 
reducing the size of the costly regulatory footprint in higher 
education.

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