ALEXANDER STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION AMENDMENTS OF 2007

Posted on July 24, 2007

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) made the following statement today after the Senate passed the Higher Education Amendments of 2007: “This legislation is a good bipartisan bill that should strengthen the Higher Education Act, ensure integrity in the student lending programs, and secure the autonomy of higher education. As the Congress continues its work to reauthorize this Act, it is my hope that we protect the independence of the world’s best colleges and universities and make sure we don’t bog down higher education with too many regulations. Students will pay the price if we expand federal control of higher education.” The amendment passed by a vote of 95 to 0.