WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student loan borrowers.
The resolution — led by Nevada Democratic Rep. Susie Lee and co-sponsored by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Black Earth) — expresses congressional disapproval of the so-called borrower defense rule, which was revised by President Donald Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos.
The revision makes the process for applying for and granting forgiveness “unnecessarily difficult and burdensome for the students who we are supposed to be protecting,” Lee said in a statement last fall when she introduced the bill.
The House Rules Committee is scheduled to consider the resolution on Monday ahead of an expected vote in the full House chamber later in the week.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said the resolution would “ensure those due relief can get it.”