UH's Khator pushed against House GOP's higher ed bill


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She wrote that, in its current form, the bill could exacerbate student debt and add to UH’s administrative burdens.

House leaders will soon assess how many votes are locked down for the bill, which is called the PROSPER Act, Politico reported Tuesday morning. Democrats and some higher education groups have protested the bill, which they say pares back financial aid for students.

That appears to be Khator’s main criticism of the bill. In early May, she sent letters to more than 30 elected officials, including Rep. Kevin Brady, a Republican from The Woodlands, Rep. Al Green, a Houston Democrat, and Rep. Ted Poe, a Humble Republican.