U.S. Chamber is Encouraged by Steps Towards Passing a Comprehensive Higher Education Bill

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 3:45pm

Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today regarding the introduction of The Student Aid Improvement Act.

"The Chamber is encouraged by the introduction of The Student Aid Improvement Act by Senator Lamar Alexander, a bipartisan bill to reauthorize some important portions of the Higher Education Act. " 

"The Chamber also thanks Senator Alexander for joining his 27 colleagues on the College Transparency Act.  This is the Chamber’s top Higher Education Act reauthorization priority, which unfortunately was not included in the Student Aid Improvement Act."

"Passing a comprehensive higher education bill has never been more timely. It should expand eligibility and access, promote multiple pathways to opportunity, assure quality, modernize education data, and promote work-based learning and skills to help people become employed.  We look forward to continuing to work with Congress on a bipartisan reauthorization that includes all of these elements, as well as other important provisions."