May 23, 2013
The House just approved the bill HR 1911, the Smarter Solutions for Students Act. The bill passed by a vote of 221 to 198 — largely by party lines: 8 Republicans voted against the bill while 4 Democrats supported it.
Before the vote, several higher education associations agreed to be listed as supporters of the legislation, including Association of American Universities (AAU), American Council on Education (ACE), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), and National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
After the vote, the House adjourned for the week and will reconvene the first week in June.
The NASFAA issued this statement after the bill’s passage.