H.Res. 531: H.R. 2669 - College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF 6-3 on Tuesday July 10, 2007.
FLOOR ACTION: ADOPTED BY A RECORD VOTE OF  222-197 AFTER AGREEING TO THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY THE YEAS AND NAYS 221-198 on Wednesday July 11, 2007.

MANAGERS:SUTTON/HASTINGS (WA)

110th Congress 
1st Session

H.RES. 531

[Report No. 110-224]

 

H.R. 2669 – College Cost Reduction Act of 2007

  1. Structured rule.
  2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Education and Labor.
  3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  4. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.
  5. Waives all points of order against the bill, as amended.
  6. Makes in order only the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.
  7. Provides that the amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order may be offered only by Mr. McKeon of California or his designee, shall be considered as read, and shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent.
  8. Waives all points of order against the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the report except those arising under clauses 9 or 10 of rule XXI.
  9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
  10. Provides that, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to a time designated by the Speaker.
     

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That upon the adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the House the bill (H.R. 2669) to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 601 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2008. All points of order against consideration of the bill are waived except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI. The amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the Committee on Education and Labor now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part A of the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. The bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. All points of order against the bill, as amended, are waived. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, to final passage without intervening motion except: (1) one hour of debate on the bill, as amended, equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Education and Labor; (2) the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in part B of the report on the Committee on Rules, if offered by the gentleman from California, Mr. McKeon, or his designee, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order except those arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule XXI, shall be considered as read, and shall be separately debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent; and (3) one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

Sec. 2. During consideration of H.R. 2669 pursuant to this resolution, notwithstanding the operation of the previous question, the Chair may postpone further consideration of the bill to such time as may be designated by the Speaker.

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART A CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED UNDER THE RULE

The Manager's amendment makes various technical changes to the College Cost Reduction Act, as well as changes the increases in the Income Protection Allowance; moves Guaranty Agency Account Maintenance fees to an originated-volume basis, but at a decreased level, and creates a new fee for Guaranty Agencies; adds school counselors to the loan-forgiveness program, and allows non-profit employees to receive loan forgiveness after 10 years of service; makes changes in Title II, Reducing the Cost of College, including eliminating the provision on State Maintenance of Effort; and ensures that all applicants with a score above 70 in the 2007 Upward Bound competition are funded.

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT IN PART A

 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART B MADE IN ORDER UNDER THE RULE

(summary derived from information provided by sponsor)

1. McKeon (CA):

Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute.  (REVISED)  The amendment reduces subsidies in the loan programs and invests the majority of the savings in the Pell Grant program by providing increases of $350 in 2008 and $100 each year thereafter.  It also provides a plan for improved consumer information and public accountability with respect to college costs.

 (60 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT IN PART B

 

1. McKeon (CA):