Senator Warren Joins Senator Durbin, Representative Lee in Congressional Effort to Overturn DeVos Borrower Defense Rule
Lawmakers Urge Education Department Not to Reward Student Loan Servicer’s Blatant Disregard for Borrowers, Taxpayers, and the Law
Boston, MA – United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and U.S. Representative Susie Lee (D-Nev.) today led the introduction of a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution of disapproval of the Department of Education’s rewritten borrower defense rule that gutted essential protections for defrauded student borrowers and taxpayers. CRA resolutions of disapproval allow Congress to overturn regulatory actions of federal agencies with a simple majority vote in both chambers. Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee Bobby Scott (D-Va.) also joined as co-sponsors of the resolution.
“Since the day she took office, Betsy DeVos has been boosting her friends in the for-profit college industry at the expense of America’s students,” said Senator Warren. “Congress needs to step up and block DeVos from rolling back more essential protections.”
“This rule is another Trump-DeVos giveaway to the notorious for-profit colleges at the expense of defrauded student borrowers. Senators will now have a chance to go on the record: Are you with the students or the predatory industry that defrauded them with worthless degrees and a lifetime of debt?” said Senate Democratic Whip Durbin.