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Foxx bill loosens federal regulations on higher ed

Legislation to repeal new federal government regulations on higher education passed a House education committee Wednesday.

The bill, by U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Banner Elk Republican, would get rid of a federal requirement that states follow federal guidelines on which colleges and universities to allow to operate in the state. It also would eliminate a federal rule establishing a national standard for what defines a credit hour.

Foxx, a former community college president, said that faculty, universities and college accrediting organizations ought to be responsible for those decisions.

The bill passed the committee 27-11 with some bipartisan support. Its next step is a vote before the full House. The bill, HR 2117, is called “The Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act.”


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NO JOB CREATION AGENDA

US House of Representatives, where are the jobs?  No creation agenda from the US House of Representatives.  VOTE OUT ALL OF THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN 2012! 

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