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July 22, 2019 Press Release
Legislation automatically connects student loan borrowers with income-driven repayment plans
Too many people are struggling to make payments on burdensome student loans even though there are federal programs available to help.
July 18, 2019 Press Release
Legislation gradually raises federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025, increasing wages of up to 33 million workers
The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for too long, exacerbating income inequality, perpetuating wage gaps, and leaving too many individuals working full-time in poverty.
July 12, 2019 Press Release
As a prosecutor, Alexander Acosta denied survivors justice and gave Jeffrey Epstein, who was and is accused of child sex trafficking, a deal that did not serve justice.
July 5, 2019 Press Release
Lawmakers request data, details about evaluation methods from Department of Education
We agree that the Federal Work-Study program is in need of significant reform, but the Department’s proposal will remove statutory guardrails from the program and will allow federal financial aid to flow to private employers without needed transparency.
June 28, 2019 Press Release
The Trump administration’s decision to rescind the Gainful Employment rule puts students at risk while letting for-profit institutions off the hook for low-quality programs.
June 28, 2019 Press Release
Ocean covers most of the Earth, yet we know very little about what is beneath its surface.
June 27, 2019 Press Release
Strong consumer protection laws are critical to making sure that investments in higher education lead students to a better future.
June 26, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan group obtains $2 million for scientific algal bloom research
The climate crisis and warming water temperatures are increasing the presence of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in our drinking water, ocean, rivers, and lakes.
June 25, 2019 Press Release
Climate change is an existential threat, and it requires the full attention of the federal government.
June 20, 2019 Press Release
As a cornerstone of its regulatory process, the EPA relies on peer-reviewed science.