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H Amdt 772 - Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment - Key Vote

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Charles Boustany, Jr. voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Amendment Rejected (House) (200-220) - (Key vote)

Title: Reverse the Raid on Student Aid Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a substitute amendment that lowers student loan interest rates, provides grants to African-American and Hispanic students and a number of other provisions.

Highlights:
  • Reduces the fixed rate of student loan interest from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent (Sec. 8).
  • $59 million in grants to expand and improve graduate degree opportunities for Hispanics and low-income students (Sec. 13).
  • $25 million in grants to assist "predominantly black institutions" to expand an encourage further education opportunities for low and middle-income African-American students (Sec. 5).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT, WHICH REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF THE LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

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