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Boyle Statement on Vote to Override Trump’s Veto and Protect Student Borrowers

June 26, 2020
Press Release

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.

“Today’s second bipartisan, majority vote sends a clear message to Education Secretary DeVos and the Trump Administration that Congress will continue to stand up for students and veterans defrauded by predatory colleges,” said Congressman Boyle. “Instead of working on behalf of struggling students, Secretary DeVos is taking actions that enrich predatory, for-profit colleges that leave students with crushing debt and useless degrees. If the Administration willingly sacrifices the protections for student borrowers and taxpayers, Congress will not watch idly.”

On January 16, 2020, the House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act resolution (H.J. Res. 76) to vacate the DeVos 2019 rule and revert it to the existing 2016 rule written during the Obama Administration. On March 11, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the resolution. Despite the bipartisan passage, President Trump vetoed the legislation.