Senator Alexander Introduces Piecemeal Higher Education Act Reauthorization

On Thursday, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee introduced an eight-bill package of bipartisan proposals to begin Higher Education Act reauthorization, the “Student Aid Improvement Act of 2019”. He hopes to attach an additional three bills at a later date. The introduction of this package was met with opposition from the Committee’s Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), who prefers a comprehensive HEA reauthorization proposal rather than piecemeal bills.


The text of the legislation may be accessed here:

The press release may be accessed here.

Chairman Alexander’s prepared floor remarks may be accessed here.