S. 1642 - A Bill to Extend the Authorization of Programs Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for Other Purposes.

Higher education. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Higher Education Amendments of 2007 amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise HEA programs and to extend the authorization of appropriations for them through FY2013. (by CRS) 
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The bill was voted on in the Senate on July 24, 2007 
Amendments:
19 proposed amendments. 13 accepted. 1 rejected. View amendments 
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A Bill to Extend the Authorization of Programs Under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for Other Purposes.

S. 1642 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
Higher Education Amendments of 2007 amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) to revise HEA programs and to extend the authorization of appropriations for them through FY2013. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to extend the authorization of programs under the Higher Education Act of 1965, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Higher Education Amendments of 2007
  • Navajo Nation Higher Education Act of 2006
  • Higher Education Amendments of 2007
  • Early Childhood Education Professional Development and Career Task Force Act
  • Navajo Nation Higher Education Act of 2006
  • Higher Education Amendments of 2007
  • Early Childhood Education Professional Development and Career Task Force Act
  • John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Incentive Act of 2007
  • Navajo Nation Higher Education Act of 2006
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
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Major Actions
Introduced6/18/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (19 proposed)
Passed Senate7/24/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2366 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2367 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2368 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2371 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2372 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2373 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2374 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2375 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2377 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2380 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2382 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.7/23/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateBrown Amdt. No. 23767/23/2007This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
37 voted YES 54 voted NO 9 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2369 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.7/24/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateKennedy Amdt. No. 2381, as Modified7/24/2007This amendment PASSED the Senate
93 voted YES 0 voted NO 7 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - S. 1642, as Amended7/24/2007This bill PASSED the Senate
95 voted YES 0 voted NO 5 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/18/2007
6/18/2007Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Put on a legislative calendar6/20/2007Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with amendments favorably.
7/10/2007Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Kennedy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar7/10/2007Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 264.
7/23/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2328 proposed by Senator Reid.
7/23/2007Proposed amendment SA 2328 withdrawn in Senate.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2366 proposed by Senator Dorgan.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2366 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2367 proposed by Senator DeMint.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2367 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2368 proposed by Senator Kennedy for Senator Boxer.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2368 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2369 proposed by Senator Coburn.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2371 proposed by Senator Warner.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2371 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2372 proposed by Senator Akaka.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2372 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2373 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Burr.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2373 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2374 proposed by Senator Sessions.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2374 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2375 proposed by Senator Enzi for Senator Burr.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2375 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2376 proposed by Senator Brown.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2377 proposed by Senator Durbin.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2377 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2380 proposed by Senator Harkin to Amendment SA 2377.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2380 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2381 proposed by Senator Kennedy to Amendment SA 2369.
7/23/2007Amendment SA 2382 proposed by Senator Kennedy.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Amendment SA 2382 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
select this voteVote7/23/2007Brown Amdt. No. 2376
7/24/2007Considered by Senate.
7/24/2007The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote.
7/24/2007Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote7/24/2007Amendment SA 2369 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
7/24/2007Considered by Senate.
select this voteVote7/24/2007Kennedy Amdt. No. 2381, as Modified
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/24/2007On Passage - Senate - S. 1642, as Amended
7/26/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
7/26/2007Received in the House.
7/26/2007Held at the desk.
11/15/2007By Senator Kennedy from Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions filed written report. Report No. 110-231.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
S. Amdt. 2328Reid, Harry [D-NV]July 18, 2007Withdrawn on July 22, 2007.

To provide for campus-based digital theft prevention.

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S. Amdt. 2336Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]July 19, 2007Offered on July 18, 2007.

Amendment information not available.

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S. Amdt. 2365Bayh, Evan [D-IN]July 23, 2007Offered on July 22, 2007.

Amendment information not available.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2366Dorgan, Byron [D-ND]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To provide for the development of a student loan clearinghouse.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2367DeMint, Jim [R-SC]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To have the Government Accountability Office conduct a study regarding the employment of postsecondary education graduates.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2368Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To amend provisions relating to the upward bound program under section 402C of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2369Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 23, 2007.

To certify that taxpayers' dollars and students' tuition support educational rather than lobbying activities.

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S. Amdt. 2370Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]July 23, 2007Offered on July 22, 2007.

Amendment information not available.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2371Warner, John [R-VA]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To establish a digital and wireless network technology program, and for other purposes.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2372Akaka, Daniel [D-HI]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To include Native Hawaiians as groups underrepresented in graduate education for purposes of the Ronald E. McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2373Burr, Richard [R-NC]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To amend provisions relating to the study group regarding simplifying the process of applying for Federal financial aid.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2374Sessions, Jefferson [R-AL]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To amend the provisions of the Higher Education Act of 1965 regarding graduate medical schools located outside of the United States.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2375Burr, Richard [R-NC]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 with respect to teacher development.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2376Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]July 23, 2007Failed by roll call vote on July 22, 2007.

To provide for a Federal supplemental loan program.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2377Durbin, Richard [D-IL]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To provide loan repayment for prosecutors and public defenders.

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S. Amdt. 2378Coleman, Norm [R-MN]July 23, 2007Offered on July 22, 2007.

Amendment information not available.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2380Harkin, Thomas [D-IA]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 in order to provide funding for the student loan repayment for civil legal assistance attorneys.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2381Kennedy, Edward [D-MA]July 23, 2007Passed by roll call vote on July 23, 2007.

To provide for a demonstration and certification regarding the use of certain Federal funds.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 2382Kennedy, Edward [D-MA]July 23, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 22, 2007.

Of a perfecting nature.

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Max BaucusDMT$0$0Yes
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Joe BidenDDE$0$0Yes
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Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$0$0Yes
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Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$0$0Yes
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Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
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John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$0$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$0$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$0$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$0Not Voting
Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$0$0Yes
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Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$0$0Yes
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Claire McCaskillDMO$0$0Yes
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Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$0$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$0$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
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Mark L. PryorDAR$0$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$0$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$0$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$0$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$0$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$0$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$0$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$0$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$0$0Yes
John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$0$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$0$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$0$0Yes

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