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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Education

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October 23, 2019 Page

October 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), a senior member of the House Committee on Education & Labor, applauded the introduction the College Affordability Act, a bill to improve accountability, accessibility, and affordability in higher education. The College Affordability Act contains provisions that Rep.

July 22, 2019 Press Release
“The Department […] has done basically everything they can to confuse people, to mislead people, and at the end of the day to deny people the opportunity get this benefit,” said Congressman Courtney. “We know the universe of people who are eligible for this is much larger.”
July 19, 2019 Page

PSLF Resources

July 15, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) took to the House Floor to highlight a new lawsuit aimed at the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) failure to properly administer the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Courtney’s remarks come following reports of a lawsuit recently filed against ED and Secretary Betsy DeVos by the American Federation of Teachers, which seeks to hold the Department accountable for its “gross mismanagement” of PSLF and Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness (TEPSLF).

July 5, 2019 Press Release
“This is a welcome decision by the department to slow down implementation of a policy that will unfairly affect some of our most seasoned servicemembers."
July 1, 2019 Press Release
“Our nation’s disabled veterans have made incredible sacrifices for our nation, and it is a disservice to them and their families to wrap up the discharge of their federal student loan debt in bureaucratic red tape,” said Courtney.
April 10, 2019 Press Release
“This [Department of Education] memo has had the effect of undermining all state investigations into shady practices, as well as federal investigations by the CFPB into loan servicers,” said Congressman Courtney.
April 3, 2019 Press Release
“An issue that we struggled with back in 2008 – the last time the Higher Education bill was authorized – was the 90-10 rule, which, again, basically says that at least 10% of the revenue going into for-profit has to be non-Title IV money [like] Stafford loans and Pell Grants,” said Courtney.
April 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,970,282 in federal funding to the Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA) to support Head Start and Early Head Start programming in eastern Connecticut. The funds were dispersed through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families.

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