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HR 2117 - Repeals Department of Education Regulations - National Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (303-114) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals Department of Education Regulations

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals certain regulations established by the Department of Education.

  • Repeals the requirement that states authorize institutions of postsecondary education (Sec. 2).
  • Repeals the definition of “credit hour”, which was previously defined as (Sec. 2):
    • 1 hour of direct faculty instruction and a minimum of 2 hours of homework each week for approximately 15 weeks, or an equivalent amount of work over a different period of time; or 
    • An equivalent amount of other academic work including, but not limited to, laboratory work, studio work, and internships.
  • Prohibits the Secretary of the Department of Education from regulating the term “credit hour” (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Repeals Department of Education Regulations



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