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Key Votes

HR 6 - Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Frank Wolf voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Frank Wolf made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 105-244 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) (96-0) - (Key vote)

Title: Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report that reauthorizes funds for federal higher education programs in fiscal years 1999-2003.

Highlights:
  • Lowers interest rates on student loans by 2003, with special reduced rates for consolidated loans.
  • Removes the ability to discharge student loans upon filing for bankruptcy.
  • Increases funds for work-study programs from $800 million to $1 billion for fiscal year 1999.
  • Incrementally increases Pell Grant maximums from $4,500 in academic year 1999-2000 to $5,800 in academic year 2003-2004.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (96-1) - (Key vote)

Title: Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reauthorizes funds for federal higher education programs in fiscal years 1999-2003.

Highlights:
  • Lowers interest rates on student loans by 2003, with special reduced rates for consolidated loans.
  • Increases funds for work-study programs from $800 million to $1 billion for fiscal year 1999.
  • Incrementally increases Pell Grant maximums from $4,500 in academic year 1999-2000 to $5,800 in academic year 2003-2004.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (414-4) - (Key vote)

Title: Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that reauthorizes funds for federal higher education programs in fiscal years 1999-2003.

Highlights:
  • Lowers interest rates on student loans by 2003, with special reduced rates for consolidated loans.
  • Removes the ability to discharge student loans upon filing for bankruptcy.
  • Increases funds for work study programs from $800 million to $1 billion for fiscal year 1999.
  • Incrementally increases Pell Grant maximums from $4,500 in academic year 1999-2000 to $5,300 in academic year 2003-2004.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Higher Education Programs Authorization Extension bill

Sponsors

Co-sponsors

  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James C. 'Jim' Greenwood (PA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
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