Virginia Foxx

House GOP higher education bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down

House GOP higher education bill moves ahead, despite cries to slow down

House Republicans are pressing ahead with a sweeping overhaul of the federal law that governs almost every aspect of higher education, without hearings and despite mounting pressure to provide more time for analysis and input.

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce considered amendments to the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform Act, introduced by Chairman Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., and Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky. The process known as "markup" was expected to take two days as Democrats and Republicans plan to introduce nearly 60 amendments, according to congressional staffers.

The legislation is the first...

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