Washington—The House of Representatives last Friday tried to invalidate the strict rules imposed by the Trump administration on student loan forgiveness, but failed to overturn President Trump’s veto power.
This overthrowing effort could have reinstated bipartisan legislation to overturn the regulations made by Education Minister Betsy DeVos last year, but failed by a 238-to-173 vote, lacking a two-thirds majority ticket. Six Republicans voted with each Democrat to defy Trump’s position.
Susie Lee, a representative of the Democratic Party of Nevada, said: “It is important to try.” “There are 350,000 students in this country who are waiting for relief.
The new rules will make it more difficult for students who say their schools have cheated their students to waive their loans. The new rules will take effect on July 1.
The president vetoed a bipartisan bill last month to overturn Ms. DeVos’s rules, which are stricter According to the standards set by the Obama administration, it is intended for student borrowers who want to cancel federal loans after claiming that their universities are cheating. Under the new rules, even if borrowers can prove that they are victims of unethical universities, they may still not be able to get relief unless they can prove that their income is adversely affected.
Divos’s action was strongly opposed by veterans’ organizations, who believed that it would hurt former service personnel who were overshadowed by unethical for-profit universities. California spokesman Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) called the new rules “cruel behavior.”
During the debate, these sentiments were echoed in the House of Representatives on Friday.
Pramila Jayapal, a representative of the Washington Democratic Party, said: “Americans do not support Betsy DeVos,” he argued that the secretary was trying to reward “predatory” by sacrificing student money Profitable university”. “The People’s House stands beside the people, not Bessie Divos.”
North Carolina Democrat representative Alma Adams raised special questions about the Trump administration’s arguments, which the Trump administration believes protect the historic black university.
“No. Ms. Adams said. “That’s fake news. “
However, Republicans argued that the new regulations freed the university from students who were reluctant to repay their debts.
Pennsylvania Republican representative Lloyd K. Smucker (Lloyd K. Smucker) said: “The Obama administration used this procedure to advance the ideological loan exemption program.”
Rep. Steve Watkins Jr. of the Republican Party of Kansas called the Obama-era regulations “expensive” and called it “abuse”.
Controversial is the lesser-known loan forgiveness rule, called “borrowers defending repayment”, which is the main means used by the Obama administration to reduce debt for tens of thousands of students affected by the collapse of two large profitable university chains. Collins College and ITT Tech, in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Ms. Deworth She said the Obama administration did not review claims in a fair manner to universities and taxpayers, and said she was restricting the “free funds” procedure. She also said that the Obama administration weaponized this rule to target for-profit schools.
Ms. DeVos’ changes raised the threshold for the borrower’s relief requirements, requiring each applicant to individually prove that the school deliberately misled them, and that the fraud caused him or her financial losses. They also set a three-year claim period.
The department said the new regulations will save taxpayers about $11 billion over the next decade.
Robert Scott, representative of the Virginia Democrats, said: “Students who have been cheated must now pay $11 billion.”
Angered by these changes, several groups led by Veterans Education Success began advertising on Fox News in hopes of persuading Mr. Trump to reconsider. They argue that the new rules will not protect military personnel who have long been predatory tactical targets of universities because of their G.I. benefits.
In the end, Mr. Trump supported Ms. DeVos and believed that the Obama-era regulations were too broad in defining what constitutes educational fraud.
Ms. Li said that despite the heavy losses, she plans to review the matter as soon as possible.
She said: “I will not give up on this.” “Actually, in the past few days, I have been calling my Republican colleagues most of the time to try to find another way forward.”
Erica L. Green and Emily Cochrane contributed reports.