House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) applauded the passage today of H.R. 3136, the bipartisan Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act of 2014, sponsored by Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ), which encourages innovation and flexibility in higher education and of H.R. 4983, the Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act, sponsored by Secretary Virginia Foxx (R-NC),which improves the resources available to Americans seeking higher education.
"As the first in my family to have graduated from college, I am especially proud of the action the House took today to make higher education more affordable and accessible for people all across this country. Our bipartisan legislation recognizes the needs of today's students, making it possible for them to succeed and gain the fundamental skills they need to grow in the 21st century workforce. I commend Chairman Kline, Secretary Foxx, and Representative Salmon for their efforts to bring new and innovative opportunities to students on college campuses all across our country."