Stephanie Herseth on Education

Last Updated : Sep 13, 2010

Summary

Congresswoman Herseth states that the No Child Left Behind Program needs to be better funded and credits the Stimulus program with doing that.

 

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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. Stephanie Herseth voted in favor of reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

Stephanie Herseth 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. Stephanie Herseth voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Stephanie Herseth voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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