H.R. 6951

Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Time: 10:15 AM Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building


H.R. 6951College Cost Reduction Act

Roll Call Number Amendment Number Offered By Brief Description Tally Vote
 2 MS. HAYES  Doubles the Pell grant and allows students who receive federal benefits (SNAP, Medicaid) to automatically qualify for the maximum Pell award and receive an additional award of up to $1,500 above the maximum Pell.   17-22 - Failed
 5 MS. STEVENS   Allows students to use Pell grants for their post-grad education and expands their lifetime Pell eligibility. 
 6 DESAULNIER_    Increases the semesters of eligibility for Pell Grants from 12 semesters to 18 semesters. 
 7 MR. COURTNEY   Adds reforms to streamline and improve the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
 8 MS. WILSON_  Expands access to subsidized loans and improves loan rehabilitation. 
 3 HAYES_026_xml   Strike accreditation provisions.  18-22 - Failed
 9 MS. STEVENS (formerly Scott_17)   Rule of construction to ensure nothing in this bill shall prevent a graduate student employee from joining a union. 
 28 MR. BOWMAN    Rule of construction that nothing shall prevent an institution from teaching any academic subjects including gender studies, African - American history, Latino history, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander history, LGBTQ+ history, Jewish history, or women’s history.
 29 MR. BOWMAN Prohibiting the influence of legacy or donor status in admissions. 

 4 MRS. HAYES  Allows teachers’ five years of classroom service to qualify for both the Stafford Student Loan Forgiveness (SSLF) program and toward the ten years of loan payments required for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program 18-22 - Failed
 17 MS. ADAMS Insert Student Loan Rehabilitation and Credit Score Improvement Act.
23 MS. JAYAPAL Allows the Secretary to consider students in high costs -of-living areas when determining the median cost of college attendance.
24 MS. OMAR_ Strike the provision that prohibits the Secretary from modifying any existing repayment plans or developing any new repayment plans.
26 MS. OMAR Strikes the section which eliminates the Parent PLUS and Graduate PLUS loans for all future borrowers. 
27 MS. OMAR Strikes the section that modifies the  Direct Loan program into two repayment plans. 

10 MS. WILSON Strikes the repeal of gainful employment. 19-22 - Failed
15 MR. TAKANO_  Require OIG report to ensure that the bill shall not take effect until the U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General, in consultation with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, certifies that such implementation shall not result in fraud and abuse of students who are veterans 
19 MS. MCBATH Strikes the repeal of Closed School Discharge Rule.
21 MS. JAYAPAL_ Strikes repeal of borrowers defense. 
30 MS. MANNING  Strikes the repeal of the Biden Administration’s Changes in Ownership rule.
32 MR. SCOTT Strikes provision limiting the Secretary’s ability to  regulate on accountability rules.  
5 11 MR. SCOTT Lower the interest rates on all student loans by tying rates to the federal 10 -year treasury note with a cap at 5 percent. Also allows borrowers to refinance their old loans to access better interest rates. 19-22 - Failed

13 MS. LEGER_FERNANDEZ_ Strikes PROMISE and replaces with America's College Promise Act. 19-22 - Failed 
18 MR. SABLAN  Establishes a grant program to cover the difference between in - state tuition and out - of-state tuition for students who are from either the Northern Mariana Islands or American Samoa and who attend a public institution of higher education in a different state or territory. 
22 MS. JAYAPAL Amends the Postsecondary Student Data System to include and disaggregate data on individuals who have applied, and are admitted or waitlisted at each institution.  
7 14 MR. TAKANO Strikes the repeal of the 90/10 and the bipartisan 90/10 veterans loophole fix.   19-22 - Failed
8 16 MS. ADAMS Eliminate social security garnishment for defaulted loans.    19-22 - Failed
9 20 MS. BONAMICI Adds the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act.  19-21 - Failed 
10 25 MS. OMAR Reauthorizes the CCAMPIS program.  19-22 - Failed 
11 31 MS. MANNING  Rule of construction that nothing shall prevent an institution from providing information on contraception to students.    20-21 - Failed
Expected to go on voice vote 1 (Republican ANS)  MS. OWENS Republican Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute  N/A 
12 N/A OWENS_Motion to Report Motion to Report the bill, as amended   22-19 - Passed

Member Statements

  1. Ranking Member Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (Democrat - Virginia)