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Briefing on DeVos’ Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Hear directly from organizations holding DeVos accountable for protecting student loan borrowers in your district

Wednesday, October 10th
1 – 2:30 PM
340 Cannon

Dear Colleague:

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has pursued an aggressive anti-regulatory agenda at the expense of some of our most vulnerable students including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. She has sought to undo regulations put in place by the Obama Administration to protect students from bad actors in the career education industry and provide relief to students defrauded by them.  

From illegally delaying the implementation of the “borrower defense” rule, to issuing a rewrite of that rule that would make it harder for defrauded students seeking relief, to scrapping the Gainful Employment rule altogether, DeVos and this Administration have
demonstrated time and time again they are not on the side of students.

We hope you are able to join us to discuss the history of these regulations under the Obama Administration, the current status of Gainful Employment and “borrower defense” regulations, and the impact of DeVos’ anti-regulatory agenda on your constituents.


Toby Merrill and Eileen Connor, Project on Predatory Student Lending, Harvard Law School

Aaron Ament, former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of General Counsel, Current President of the National Student Legal Defense Network

James Kvaal, former Deputy Domestic Policy Advisor to President Obama, Current President of The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS)

*Other panelists pending

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Claire Viall with Congressman Takano at Claire.viall@mail.house.gov (202-225-2305) or Lakeisha Steele with Congresswoman Bonamici, at Lakeisha.steele@mail.house.gov (202- 225-0855).


Light Refreshments Provided