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Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, represents parts of the Portland metro area, including Banks. She said the post office is an invaluable service, especially in rural areas, and invites anyone with problems to contact her office in Beaverton.
The House of Representatives will vote on a resolution that could stop Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' borrower defense rule from going into effect, and supporters of the measure say it's time for legislators to choose a side.
Representative Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon, also criticized DeVos' methodology of calculating relief during a House Education Committee hearing on December 12. She claimed that just because people are earning money doesn't negate the possibility their school defrauded them.
Anger against the pharmaceutical industry is growing. A Gallup poll published in September put the industry at the bottom of the heap among 25 sectors rated annually on their popularity. Nearly 60 percent of respondents said they had a negative view of the industry. People liked government more, with 52 percent seeing bureaucracies in a negative light.
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.
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.
"These students were misled and cheated and the fact that some of them may be making money doesn’t mean they weren’t defrauded," said Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, a Democrat from Oregon.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Thursday defended her decision to move ahead with partial loan forgiveness for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, pushing back on criticism from Democrats over her approach.
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. These students were victimized by predatory for-profit colleges like Corinthian Colleges, which, at its peak, operated more than 100 campuses in the U.S. and Canada.
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.