Jul 23, 2014

Three Bills for Affordable, Transparent, and Modern Higher Education

Washington, D.C. – Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on the House’s higher education bills this week:
“Education is changing. Technology is expanding the traditional classroom, increasing educational opportunity and access while potentially lowering costs for all. Over the past few decades, the cost of higher education has been steadily increasing, and we should foster educational innovation that helps ensure students aren’t saddled with crushing debt. “Today, the House passed two higher education bills and advanced a third for a vote tomorrow. The first bill passed today starts a pilot program giving students the flexibility to personalize their education, and the second bill improves transparency by offering easy access to key information students need when deciding between schools. Tomorrow’s vote will help keep students informed about their financial obligations so they can make responsible choices on paying for their education. “These bills share the goal of increasing affordability, transparency, and innovation so our students have the opportunity to access a valuable education without a lifetime of debt. “I would like to thank the sponsors of these bills, Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-5), Virginia Foxx (NC-5), and Brett Guthrie (KY-2), for their work to expand educational opportunity for all.”