Rep. Lee Addresses Rules Committee in Support of Her Bill to Overturn Sec. DeVos’s Harmful Borrower Defense Rule
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Susie Lee (Nev.-03) delivered remarks to the House Committee on Rules in favor of her Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution, H.J.Res. 76, which would overturn the Department of Education’s (DOE) 2019 Borrower Defense rule that gutted essential protections for student borrowers and taxpayers.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Rep. Lee’s resolution later this week.
Below are Rep. Lee’s remarks as prepared for delivery to the House Committee on Rules:
Thank you, Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Cole, and other Members of the Committee, for this opportunity today.
This will be the first time that the House of Representatives will consider a Congressional Review Act (CRA) in the 116th Congress. Many of you who have been here for a while voted on CRAs before, but for my fellow Freshman members: The CRA is a Resolution of Disapproval that allows Congress to overturn recent regulatory actions of federal agencies with a simple majority vote in both chambers.
My resolution would overturn the U.S. Department of Education’s 2019 Borrower Defense rule.
Before I get to why we need to overturn the new rule, I want to delve into some recent history and elaborate on why Borrower Defense is important for our nation’s students.