H. R. 4615, Stop College Closures Act of 2019.

Summary: To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require an institution of higher education to submit a teach-out plan under certain circumstances, and for other purposes.  Cosponsors (Bipartisan)

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 10/15/19.

STATUS: Introduced 10/04/19 by Rep. Shalala, Donna E. [D-FL-27].


  • “It is the accreditor’s job to assure institutions have the proper procedures in place to act in the best interest of the student and maintain the integrity of the accreditation process,” the Representatives said in announcing the legislation. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor. (Source, Rep. Shalala, Press Release, 10/07/19)


  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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