Bob Corker on Education

Last Updated : Nov 21, 2011

Summary

In February of 2007, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his support for merit pay systems. He cites his experience as mayor of Chattanooga.

 

Higher Education Reauthorization Act

In July of 2008, Senator Corker issued a press statement noting his opposition to the HIgher Education Reauthorization Act.

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. Bob Corker voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Bob Corker voted in favor of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-S 761; America COMPETES Act - Cosponsor

A bill to invest in innovation and education to improve the competitiveness of the United States in the global economy.

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