More on Education
June 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill reauthorizing the Perkins Career and Technical Education program. As a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Shea-Porter sent the bill to the House floor earlier this month:
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) and over 150 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos highlighting concerns surrounding the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to make changes to the student loan servicing contract procurement process and remove key requirements that were intended to support and protect student loan borrowers and help them repay their loans. The Members of Congress also cited concerns with Secretary DeVos’ decision to give all $880 million in annual federal student loan servicing contract funding to a single company, a move that could create unresponsive and “too big to fail” student loan system that would produce poorer results for both borrowers and taxpayers.
June 6, 2017 Press Release
Today Congresswoman Shea-Porter (NH-01) and nearly 50 members of the Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies on President Trump’s proposed budget. The members asked that the subcommittee reject the proposal in the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget to eliminate subsidized Stafford Loans within the Department of Education budget.
Carol Shea-Porter and 130 Members of Congress sent a letter today to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging her to reverse a decision to rescind Obama-era memos on student loan servicing reforms. The reforms had included new consumer protections for borrowers and improvements to the quality of federal loan servicing.
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) today co-introduced the Veterans Education Relief and Restoration Act (VERRA), a bill to assist veterans who lost Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits due to recent for-profit college closures, including Nashua’s Daniel Webster College, a subsidiary of ITT Tech, which closed in 2016.
February 27, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s budget blueprint:
February 22, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Shea-Porter today released a statement on reports that President Trump’s upcoming budget may eliminate national service programs, including AmeriCorps:
January 24, 2017 Press Release
Congresswoman Shea-Porter has been appointed again to the House Education and Workforce Committee, where she will continue to support working families, defend access to health care, and promote access to education for all.