H.R. 5715 - To Ensure Continued Availability of Access to the Federal Student Loan Program for Students and Families.

Higher education. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To ensure continued availability of access to the Federal student loan program for students and families. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
5 proposed amendments. 4 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on April 30, 2008.

To Ensure Continued Availability of Access to the Federal Student Loan Program for Students and Families.

H.R. 5715 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To ensure continued availability of access to the Federal student loan program for students and families. (by CRS)
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Title
To ensure continued availability of access to the Federal student loan program for students and families.
Other Titles
  • Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008
  • Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008
  • Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008
  • Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008
  • Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008
Sponsor
George Miller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Higher education
  • Administrative procedure
  • Banks and banking
  • Budgets
  • Business
  • Business ethics
  • Citizenship
  • Collection of accounts
  • College costs
  • Conflict of interests
  • Congress
  • Congressional investigations
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Debtor and creditor
  • Department of Education
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Education
  • Executive departments
  • Families
  • Federally-guaranteed loans
  • Finance
  • Foreign students
  • Graduate education
  • Housing
  • Immigration
  • Law
  • Mortgages
  • Office of Management and Budget
  • Parents
  • Student loan funds
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Major Actions
Introduced4/08/2008
Referred to Committee
Amendments (5 proposed)
Passed House4/17/2008
Passed Senate4/30/2008
Signed by President5/07/2008
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Motion that the Committee Rise: H.R. 5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act4/16/2008This motion PASSED the House
395 voted YES 1 voted NO 40 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Castle amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.4/17/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn agreeing to the Castor amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.4/17/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseAmendment 1 to H.R. 57154/17/2008This amendment PASSED the House
413 voted YES 0 voted NO 23 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act4/17/2008This bill PASSED the House
383 voted YES 27 voted NO 21 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.4/30/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 4592 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.4/30/2008PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseSuspend Rules and Agree to Senate Amendments: H.R. 5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act5/01/2008This motion PASSED the House
388 voted YES 21 voted NO 22 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced4/08/2008
4/08/2008Referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor.
4/09/2008Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar4/09/2008Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
4/14/2008Reported by the Committee on Education and Labor. H. Rept. 110-583.
Put on a legislative calendar4/14/2008Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 361.
4/15/2008Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1107 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5715 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment printed in Part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
4/16/2008Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1107.
4/16/2008Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 5715 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Specified amendments are in order. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment printed in Part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted in the House and in the Committee of the Whole.
4/16/2008House resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 1107 and Rule XVIII.
4/16/2008The Speaker designated the Honorable Jesse L. Jackson Jr. to act as Chairman of the Committee.
4/16/2008GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate on H.R. 5715.
4/16/2008Mr. Miller, George moved that the Committee rise.
4/16/2008Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5715 as unfinished business.
select this voteVote4/16/2008On Motion that the Committee Rise: H.R. 5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act
4/17/2008Rule H. Res. 1107 passed House.
4/17/2008Considered as unfinished business.
4/17/2008GENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole continued with the remaining debate on H.R. 5715.
4/17/2008The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4/17/2008DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the George Miller amendment.
4/17/2008Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. George Miller.
4/17/2008POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the end of debate on the George Miller amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mr. George Miller demanded a recorded vote and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question until later in the legislative day.
4/17/2008DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Petri amendment.
4/17/2008Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Petri.
4/17/2008Petri amendment (A002) modified by unanimous consent. Modification made clarifying changes to the amendment as offered.
4/17/2008On agreeing to the Petri amendment (A002) as modified Agreed to by voice vote.
4/17/2008DEBATE - Pursuant the the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Castle amendment.
4/17/2008Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Castle.
select this voteVote4/17/2008On agreeing to the Castle amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
4/17/2008Amendment (A004) offered by Ms. Castor.
4/17/2008DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1107, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with ten minutes of debate on the Castor amendment.
select this voteVote4/17/2008On agreeing to the Castor amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
4/17/2008Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union rises leaving H.R. 5715 as unfinished business.
4/17/2008Considered as unfinished business.
4/17/2008The House resolved into Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for further consideration.
4/17/2008The House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 5715.
4/17/2008The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
4/17/2008The House adopted the amendment in the nature of a substitute as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
select this voteVote4/17/2008Amendment 1 to H.R. 5715
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage4/17/2008On Passage - House - H.R. 5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act
4/28/2008Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar4/29/2008Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 722.
4/30/2008Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage4/30/2008Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
4/30/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
4/30/2008Amendment SA 4592 proposed by Senator Durbin for Senator Kennedy.
select this voteVote4/30/2008Amendment SA 4592 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
Presented to President5/01/2008Cleared for White House.
5/01/2008Mr. Miller, George moved that the House suspend the rules an agree to the Senate amendments.
5/01/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 5715.
5/01/2008At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
select this voteVote5/01/2008Suspend Rules and Agree to Senate Amendments: H.R. 5715 Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act
Presented to President5/06/2008Presented to President.
Signed5/07/2008Signed by President.
Enacted5/07/2008Became Public Law No: 110-227.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteH. Amdt. 1004Miller, George [D-CA11]April 17, 2008Passed by roll call vote on April 17, 2008.

Manager's amendment made technical and conforming changes to the bill; stated that loan limit increases available under this Act are available only to students meeting the requirements of section 484(a) of the HEA; targeted the loan limit increases to those students and families in most need; in regard to school-wide lender-of-last-resort eligibility, specified that the Secretary of Education shall determine whether a school qualifies and provided criteria for the Secretary to consider in making the determination; specified that funds received by lenders from loan sales be used to originate new loans; clarified that the Secretary has the authority to enter into forward commitments to purchase new loans; and clarified that, at the discretion of the Secretary, a loan purchased by the Secretary may continue to be serviced by the current lender.

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H. Amdt. 1005Petri, Thomas [R-WI6]April 17, 2008Offered on April 16, 2008.

An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 110-590 to require the Secretary of Education to review and revise as necessary the regulations concerning prohibited guaranty agency inducements to eligible lenders.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 1006Castle, Michael [R-DE]April 17, 2008Passed by voice vote on April 17, 2008.

Amendment required GAO to conduct a study of the impact of raising loan limits on (1) tuition, fees, and room and board at institutions of higher education; and (2) private loan borrowing for attendance at institutions of higher education.

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select this voteH. Amdt. 1007Castor, Kathy [D-FL14]April 17, 2008Passed by voice vote on April 17, 2008.

Amendment temporarily classified medical bill payment delinquencies of up to 180 days as an extenuating circumstance which shall not interfere with parents' ability to receive PLUS loans for their children's tuition.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 4592Kennedy, Edward [D-MA]April 30, 2008Passed by voice vote on April 29, 2008.

To improve access to student loans.

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Total contributions given to Senators from Commercial banks & bank holding companies, which…

supported this bill

Commercial banks & bank holding companies$11,184,170
$11,184,170

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Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.

2 organizations supported this bill

Consumer Bankers Association
(n.d.). Consumer Bankers Association. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
(n.d.). News from NASFAA; 4/10/08. Retrieved n.d., from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from Commercial banks & bank holding companies interest groups, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$45,250$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$119,000$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$11,000$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$38,450$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$190,880$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$151,094$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$156,200$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$43,775$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$29,000$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$139,649$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$27,075$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$83,862$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$36,284$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$118,436$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$269,399$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$34,850$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$34,085$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$64,650$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$258,052$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$103,520$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$205,748$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$511,307$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$58,391$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$35,150$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$240,795$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$75,984$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$104,400$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$174,500$0Yes
John CornynRTX$324,742$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$2,710$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$148,607$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$146,150$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$374,700$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$249,439$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$29,250$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$37,750$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$146,750$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$50,450$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$72,300$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$23,110$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$62,849$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$108,700$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$81,000$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$55,550$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$53,650$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$68,630$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$87,850$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$153,750$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$56,300$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$71,975$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$153,669$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$178,794$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$50,449$0Yes
John KerryDMA$22,830$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$68,810$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$173,800$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$105,749$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$46,150$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$19,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$44,950$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$124,750$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$126,957$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$62,100$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$227,950$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$39,800$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$48,750$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$297,550$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$166,650$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$38,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$37,950$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$50,850$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$132,629$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$56,750$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$214,003$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$86,642$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$163,199$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$192,596$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$157,840$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$65,150$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$117,575$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$1,750$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$247,350$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$105,830$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$361,197$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$96,800$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$45,500$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$192,850$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$131,666$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$17,900$0Yes
John SununuRNH$288,106$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$56,150$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$105,741$0Yes
David VitterRLA$90,741$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$187,025$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$650$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$22,750$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$33,700$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$131,574$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$27,500$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$45,250$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$119,000$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$11,000$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$38,450$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$190,880$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$151,094$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$156,200$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$43,775$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$29,000$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$139,649$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$27,075$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$83,862$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$36,284$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$118,436$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$269,399$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$34,850$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$34,085$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$64,650$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$258,052$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$103,520$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$205,748$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$511,307$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$58,391$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$35,150$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$240,795$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$75,984$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$104,400$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$174,500$0Yes
John CornynRTX$324,742$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$2,710$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$148,607$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$146,150$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$374,700$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$249,439$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$29,250$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$37,750$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$146,750$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$50,450$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$72,300$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$23,110$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$62,849$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$108,700$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$81,000$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$55,550$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$53,650$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$68,630$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$87,850$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$153,750$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$56,300$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$71,975$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$153,669$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$178,794$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$50,449$0Yes
John KerryDMA$22,830$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$68,810$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$173,800$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$105,749$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$46,150$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$19,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$44,950$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$124,750$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$126,957$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$62,100$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$227,950$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$39,800$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$48,750$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$297,550$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$166,650$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$38,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$37,950$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$50,850$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$132,629$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$56,750$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$214,003$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$86,642$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$163,199$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$192,596$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$157,840$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$65,150$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$117,575$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$1,750$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$247,350$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$105,830$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$361,197$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$96,800$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$45,500$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$192,850$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$131,666$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$17,900$0Yes
John SununuRNH$288,106$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$56,150$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$105,741$0Yes
David VitterRLA$90,741$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$187,025$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$650$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$22,750$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$33,700$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$131,574$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$27,500$0Yes

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