Education and Student Loans
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) led a letter with Members of Congress in calling upon the House Appropriations Committee to direct the U.S. Department of Education to conduct a report on the barriers to first-generation students graduating college. Congressman Boyle is himself a "first-generation" student, having been the first person in his family to attend college.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement on tonight's bipartisan passage of legislation to fund the government and provide additional, long-overdue pandemic relief for the American people, including survival checks and enhanced unemployment:
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), founder and chair of the Congressional First-Generation Student Caucus, successfully included report language to ensure the Department of Education will devote resources to first-generation college students in the upcoming fiscal year. Congressman Boyle’s report language was backed by 9 Members of Congress.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement following today's vote on H.J.Res. 76 veto override, which rejected the Trump Administration’s abandonment of student borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit schools. The legislation failed to get the required two-third of the votes to pass the House of Representatives.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) released the following statement after President Trump’s decision to veto bipartisan legislation (H.J. Res. 76) aimed to forgive the debt of student loan borrowers who were defrauded by for-profit institutions.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and Congressman David P. Joyce (OH-14), co-chairs of the Congressional Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Caucus, sent a letter to House Leadership to include provisions that strengthen the PSLF program in the final version of the next coronavirus-related stimulus package.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Reps. Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), and Katie Porter (CA-45) sent a bipartisan letter, with the support of 19 lawmakers, to the Department of Education pressing on their lack of communication with loan borrowers despite new regulations in response to the ongoing public health emergency.
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) called on Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to ensure the financial burdens of the coronavirus response does not fall on students whose academic years have been disrupted. In an effort to take preventative measures against COVID-19, students were forced to leave their schools, relocate, and coordinate costly last-minute plans.
PHILADELPHIA – Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) joined the Philadelphia Black Clergy today to formally announce his legislation (H.R. 4310) that would expand the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to those working for faith-based non-profits, including clergy.