SECOND HIGHER EDUCATION EXTENSION ACT OF 2005 -- (House of Representatives - December 17, 2005)
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Mr. BOEHNER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
Mr. Speaker, this is a very simple bill that extends the Higher Education Act of 1965 for 3 months until March 31, 2006. While the committee has passed the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, it is not completed. The Senate concluded their Higher Education Act amendments in their reconciliation bill, and we expect part of this higher education reauthorization to occur in the reconciliation process. But there will be a balance of it left that does need to be dealt with, and I am hopeful that early next year Congress will, in fact, complete the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act authorization.
Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.