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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Education

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February 13, 2020 Press Release
“With over five million dollars in federal funding to support Head Start projects in our region, this is an investment in our children, our families, and our future,” said Congressman Courtney.
January 16, 2020 Press Release
“The new so-called ‘Borrower Defense’ rule rewrite crafted by Secretary DeVos does little to protect the hundreds of thousands of American students and veterans who have played by the rules, worked hard to seek higher educations and college degrees, and who have been let down and defrauded by predatory, for-profit colleges,” said Congressman Courtney. “
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

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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.

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