House Backs Bill to Expand College Access, Enhance American Competitiveness

April 3, 2006

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the College Access & Opportunity Act (H.R. 609), legislation to expand college access by strengthening the Pell Grant program, providing parents and students with more information about spikes in college costs, and bolstering math and science education to enhance American competitiveness. The legislation – which would complete reauthorization of the Higher Education Act – was authored by Education & the Workforce Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-CA), along with former committee chair and current House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH).

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