House Panel to Consider Bill to Limit Education Dept.'s Rule-Making Authority

A bill that would bar the U.S. Department of Education from developing a new "gainful employment" rule and other higher-education regulations, and that would eliminate a host of existing consumer-protection regulations, is slated for a vote on Wednesday before a key committee of the House of Representatives.

The measure is unlikely to pass in the Democrat-controlled Senate but is notable for the boldness with which it seeks to limit the agency's authority—so much so that one