House Approves Jindal Bill to Provide Higher Education Relief for Students Impacted by Hurricane Katrina

September 9, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Offering relief to college students impacted by Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. House of Representatives today approved legislation to provide additional flexibility to students forced to withdraw from higher education as a result of a natural disaster. The bill, authored by Rep. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) and approved unanimously, allows the Secretary of Education to waive grant aid repayment requirements for students impacted by natural disasters.

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