Senate negotiators slog through Higher Education Act updates

June 7, 2019 | U.S. News and World Report

Don’t expect to see a draft anytime soon of the Higher Education Act rewrite that Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have been negotiating for the last three months.

The chairman and ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, still have their teams huddling, according to committee staff, but while progress is being made and optimism abounds, a number of outstanding issues remain to get through. The problem is, they’re the biggest issues that make up the heart of the overhaul – accountability, student loan repayments and campus safety, to name just a few.

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