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Official Twitter account for the House Committee on Education & the Workforce Democrats. RTs & follows are not endorsements from RM Scott nor the Committee.
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Ed & Workforce Dems 11h
Did you know: For the cost of the , we could forgive all outstanding federal student loan debt...and still have money left over to invest in making college more affordable.
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 25
- The first Committee hearing with Secretary DeVos - SCOTUS attacks workers' rights to take collective action - A discussion of the president's broken promises to workers Get caught up on a busy week fighting for working families.
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 25
What do America's colleges and universities think of ? "The House higher education bill, known as the PROSPER Act, fails a basic test: First, do no harm. If enacted, the PROSPER Act would make college less accessible and more expensive."
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 24
Replying to @HouseGOP
On the higher education plan: "This bill, in other words, is a love letter to the for-profit industry the likes of which the country has never seen."
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 24
Replying to @edworkforcedems
"The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress cannot disguise that they continue to do the bidding of the for-profit college industry, which has saddled working-class students — including veterans — w/ crushing debt while providing useless degrees, or no degrees at all."
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 24
Every student and every taxpayer should read this editorial.
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
Replying to @edworkforcedems
"The answer is: We can't."
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
Replying to @edworkforcedems
"And how can we justify handing a massive tax cut to the wealthy and corporations, while abandoning the students and educators in public schools across the country?"
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
Ranking Member : "How can we say we followed the order in Brown v Board when - just this winter - public schools in Baltimore were forced to close because they didn’t have heat?"
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
The Act repeals the Republican tax plan and its $1.9 trillion in corporate giveaways - redirecting those funds to student loan borrowers, cancelling out the nearly $1.4 trillion in student loan debt nationwide.
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
Replying to @edworkforcedems
At today's hearing, Committee Democrats identified several ways in which President Trump has broken his promise to America’s workers. Click here to read more:
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
Replying to @RepMarkTakano
As hearing opens, says: "On day one, President Trump promised to stand up for America’s workers. However, right out of the gate the Trump administration rolled out an ideological, anti-regulatory agenda that has negatively affected already struggling workers."
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
Replying to @hshierholz
Testimony from : "Regulations don’t just provide essential protections; research shows that federal regulations also provide a large net BENEFIT to the economy."
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 23
📺 Watch Committee Democrats put a spotlight on the Trump administration's to workers.
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Adriano Espaillat May 22
WATCH clip of at today's hearing with
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 22
U.S. banks reported a record first quarter profit of $56 billion. Teachers across the country are striking for a living wage. Guess which group got a bigger tax cut in the ?
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POLITICO May 22
Rep. Scott questions Secretary DeVos about the PROSPER Act: Scott: The PROSPER ACT provides for a $15 billion cut in student aid, is that right? DeVos: I’ve heard that opined, I’m not sure I agree with that. Scott: You have another number? Watch live:
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 22
This is worth watching: asks about Education Department's conflicts of interest in its efforts to weaken rules that protect students from fraud.
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Rep. Bobby Scott May 22
The law also requires that states take meaningful action to measure and close persistent achievement gaps. Inclusion of subgroup performance in any state ranking system isn’t optional. See sec. 1111(c)(4)(C) and state plan component on (v)(a).
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Ed & Workforce Dems May 22
. confronts about conflicts of interest: "Can you testify today that the [Federal Student Aid debit card] pilot program will not be implemented by the best-connected firm, but by the firm that will best serve students?"
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