U.S. House Education Committee approves PROSPER Act for reforms to higher education

U.S. House Education Committee approves PROSPER Act for reforms to higher education

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Source: U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce

WASHINGTON — Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee released the following statement upon the approval of H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act by the Committee on Education and the Workforce:

“When members of this committee set out not just to reauthorize, but to reform higher education policy, we knew this would be a long and difficult process, but we also knew that reforms approved by the committee in the PROSPER Act would ultimately foster a higher education system that works for the students and families of today and tomorrow.

“The PROSPER Act delivers the serious reforms needed to empower students and families to achieve an essential part of the American dream: earning a high-quality education, finding a good-paying job, and living a successful life.”

The bill was approved by a 23-17 vote.

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