Proposed Bills Supported by AACTE

The 117 Congress (2021-2022) has just convened, and this page will be updated as Members of Congress introduce legislation.

H.R. 6 
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain aliens, and for other purposes.
Also known as The American Dream and Promise Act.
Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)

H.R. 210
To coordinate Federal research and development efforts focused on STEM education and workforce development in rural areas, including the development and application of new technologies to support and improve rural STEM education, and for other purposes.
Also known as The Rural STEM Education Research Act
Sponsor: Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK)

H.R. 542
To authorize the establishment of an Education Jobs Fund to retain and create education jobs in communities most impacted by COVID–19, and for other purposes.
Also known as Save Education Jobs Act
Sponsor: Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-CT)

H.R. 1197- The Teacher Diversity and Retention Act
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to establish the Honorable Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ)

H.R. 1732
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to address the teacher and school leader shortage in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

H.R. 1814
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to support educational programs in civics and history, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)

H.R. 2987
A bill to increase the amount of loan forgiveness available to teachers.
Also known as The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Improvement Act
Sponsor: Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA)

H.R. 3242
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve the American History for Freedom grant program.
Also known as Understanding and Studying American Civics (USA Civics) Act
Sponsor: Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

H.R. 3244
To ensure that Federal work-study funding is available for students enrolled in residency programs for teachers, principals, or school leaders, and for other purposes.
Also known as Teacher, Principal, and Leader Residency Access Act
Sponsor: Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO)

H.R. 3383
To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase civics education programs, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL)

H.R. 3789
A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to eligible schools to assist such schools to discontinue use of a derogatory or discriminatory name or depiction as a team name, mascot, or nickname, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ)

H.R. 3870
To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to include teacher preparation for computer science in elementary and secondary education.
Sponsor: Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)

H.R. 3946
A bill to improve the structure of the Federal Pell Grant program, and for other purposes.
Also known as The Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act
Sponsor: Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI)

S. 264
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes. Also known as The DREAM Act.
Sponsor: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

S. 686
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to address the teacher and school leader shortage in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)

S. 2004
A bill to provide for the basic needs of students at institutions of higher education.
Sponsor: Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA)

S. 2054
A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to strengthen Federal-State partnerships in postsecondary education.
Also known as Partnerships for Affordability and Student Success (PASS) Act
Sponsor: Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)

S. 2081
A bill to improve the structure of the Federal Pell Grant program, and for other purposes.
Also known as The Pell Grant Preservation and Expansion Act
Sponsor: Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

See letters that AACTE has sent to the Administration and/or Congress regarding various policy matters.

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