Joe Baca on Education

Last Updated : May 28, 2011

No Child Left Behind Needs Makeover

In February of 2007, Senator Tester released a press statement noting that the No Child Left Behind program was in need of a makeover.

 

Abusive College Lending Practices

In June of 2007, Senator Tester released a press statement noting recent hearings on predatory lending practices in college loan funding.

 

College Cost Reduction and Access Act

In September of 2007, Senator Tester released a press statement noting his support for the passage of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

In May of 2008, Senator Tester released a press statement noting his support for the passage of the Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

 

Higher Education Act

In July of 2008, Senator Tester released a press statement noting his support for the passage of the Higher Education Act.

 

Transparency in i3 Grants

In December of 2010, Senator Tester released a press statement noting his support for legislation that would halt funding for i3 grants until questions about the grant process could be answered.

 

2012 Campaign Website Statements

Voting Record

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 a great deal of support in the Senate and passed easily. Jon Tester voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Jon Tester 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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