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U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, whose district covers much of northwest Oregon including parts of Portland, was one of several Democratic members of the House Education Committee to press Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on the agency’s decision to restrict debt relief for former students of shuttered for-profit colleges.
The Trump administration is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The proposed changes could impact more than 20,000 people in Oregon starting in 2020.
Some of the changes were finalized this week. President Trump has said the new rules will help encourage SNAP recipients to find jobs, but local representatives are pushing back.
More than 200,000 students say despite the promise of a job post-graduation from mostly for-profit colleges, they have nothing to show for it except mountains of debt.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced scrutiny from lawmakers on Capitol Hill for the Department of Education's implementation of a loan forgiveness rule aimed to help defrauded students called Borrower Defense.
We’re closing in on year three since the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) was tasked with canceling federal student loans for thousands of consumers.
Tensions ran high at a House Education and Labor Committee hearing on Thursday, where Democrats questioned U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos about her implementation of the borrower’s defense rule, the provision that allows loan forgiveness for defrauded students.
Two-year-old memos took center stage at a House Education Committee hearing on Thursday where Education Secretary Betsy Devos defended her position to only issue partial relief to some students who were defrauded by their schools.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos endured a withering barrage of questions on Thursday about her handling of a program meant to provide debt relief to federal student loan borrowers who say they were defrauded by for-profit colleges.
The education secretary said “many students” got “a valuable education” from for-profit colleges as officials planned a round of notifications to applicants for full relief, 95 percent denials.
As lawmakers push legislation to protect the nation's coastal waters, scientists are placing much of the blame for degrading ocean conditions on emissions from large energy companies including Exxon Mobil Corp., which was cleared Tuesday in a long-running climate course case.