STATEMENT: CAP’s Ben Miller on House GOP Higher Education Act Reauthorization

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republicans in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce unveiled legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. Ben Miller, senior director for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response:

The Higher Education Act should serve as a vehicle to expand the promise and opportunity of higher education to millions of Americans, especially to those that the system has historically left out. What our higher education system needs is a bill that addresses affordability, quality, and equity. The legislation proposed today falls far short of that goal.

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Kyle Epstein at kepstein@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8137.