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House Republicans Move to Block State-Authorization and Credit-Hour Rules

From the Chronicle of Higher Education

The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives’ subcommittee on higher education has introduced legislation (HR 2117) to repeal a pair of controversial Education Department regulations due to take effect on July 1.  The bill, introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, would block rules that would create a federal definition of a credit hour and expand state oversight of colleges.  Higher-education lobbyists support the bill, but it is unlikely to pass in the Senate.  The House Committee on Education and Workforce will take up the measure on Wednesday.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/house-republicans-move-to-block-state-authorization-and-credit-hour-rules/33830

Link to HR 2117:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr2117ih/pdf/BILLS-112hr2117ih.pdf

Link to the House Education and Workforce Committee: http://edworkforce.house.gov/Committee/SubcommitteesJurisdictions.htm

Link to Rep. Foxx 6/6/11 Press Release: http://foxx.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=55&sectiontree=54,55&itemid=1639

Link to 6/10/11 American Council on Education Letter to Rep. Foxx: http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=LettersGovt&CONTENTID=41532&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm

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