Brad Ellsworth on Education

Last Updated : Jul 13, 2010

Summary

Congressman Ellsworth voted in favor of the College cost reduction act and touts the legislation as reducing the interest rates for college loans, and the overall cost of education. He has stated that portions of No Child Left behind were ill-conceived and that the project has not been funded enough to meet the standards set in the legislation.

 

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Voting Record

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

In May of 2010 the House voted on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act. The act passed the House 262-150. Brad Ellsworth voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Brad Ellsworth voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

College Cost Reduction and Access Act

The College Cost Reduction and Access Act is a significant education bill dealing largely with funding for higher education. The bill removes tuition sensitivity for Pell Grants, increases the amount available for Pell grants, Funds the Upward Bound program, establishes the TEACH Grants, reduces student loan repayment rates, sets deferments based on need and establishes some partner based grants. The bill got the full support of the Democrats, but passed with the support of only about 1/4 of the Republicans. Brad Ellsworth voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Brad Ellsworth voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-111; Bill Number-H R 5116; America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 - Cosponsor

America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Reauthorization Act of 2010

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