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Democrats Delay Senate Vote to Block Devos ‘Borrower Defense’ Rule – Politico

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Senate Democrats are postponing a vote on legislation to stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ new rule that curtails loan forgiveness for defrauded students.

— Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, said he plans to bring up a Congressional Review Act resolution, S.J. Res. 56, that would overturn DeVos’ rewrite of the Obama-era “borrower defense to repayment” rule after next week’s recess. He said debate on amendments to the War Powers Resolution regarding Iran this week cut into available floor time.

— The Senate vote on the measure had been expected today. The House passed its version of the resolution, H.J. Res. 76, last month. The Congressional Review Act allows Democrats to force a vote on the legislation in the GOP-controlled Senate. The resolution requires only a simple majority to pass, though the White House has threatened a veto.

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