March 13, 2013

Newly Introduced Legislation

By Brianna C. Fields

A roundup of bills introduced in the last week that may be of interest to the higher education community:

S. 440: A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for loan forgiveness for early childhood educators.
Sponsor: Mark Begich (D-AK)  Introduced: 3/4/2013  Last Major Action: Referred to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions  Cosponsors: 0
Begich Press Release

S. 441: A bill to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 by establishing a program to provide professional development activities for educators.
Sponsor: Mark Begich (D-AK)  Introduced: 3/4/2013  Last Major Action: Referred to Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions  Cosponsors: 0
Begich Press Release

H.R. 1037: A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to include Occupational Therapists as behavioral and mental health professionals for purposes of the National Health Service Corps.
Sponsor: Paul Tonko (D-NY)  Introduced: 3/7/2013  Last Major Action: Referred to House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Cosponsors: 3

The full text of these bills can be found by searching for their respective bill number at thomas.loc.gov

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