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Technical Admendments to the Higher Education Act


NOTE: Copies sent to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate

May 15, 2000

Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Speaker:

I am pleased to submit for your consideration a package of additional technical amendments to the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) that supplements the Administration's "Higher Education Technical Amendments Act of 2000," as transmitted to Congress on April 11, 2000.

The enclosed amendments would:

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My staff would be happy to provide you with any other information that you may require concerning the enclosed amendments. We look forward to working with you and your staff to produce a technical amendments package on which we can all agree.

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 requires that all revenue and direct spending legislation meet a pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) requirement. That is, no such bill should result in a net budget cost; and, if it does, it could contribute to a sequester if it is not fully offset. Individual provisions do affect direct spending and offsetting receipts; therefore, the proposal is subject to the PAYGO requirement. However, the proposal would result in no net budget cost.

The Office of Management and Budget advises that there is no objection to the submission of these amendments to the Congress from the standpoint of the President's program.

Sincerely,

Frank S. Holleman III

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