Congress Makes Progress on Higher Ed Bill

Congress might be log-jammed, with all eyes focused on blockbuster issues like Russian interference with U.S. elections, ensuing FBI investigations, the latest looming government shutdown and a tight deadline for a legislative fix to protect from deportation the hundreds of thousands of young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

But under the radar a small group of lawmakers in the House and the Senate are pushing forward with serious proposals to overhaul the country’s higher education system – and they have the legislative track record and politicking chops to pull it off.

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