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Committee Urges Secretary Duncan to Select a Fair Rulemaking Panel on Higher Education
Jan 7, 2014 -
Dear Secretary Duncan: On November 20, 2013, the Department of Education published a Federal Register notice announcing the formation of a new negotiated rulemaking panel to examine six issues related to higher education. As the deadline approaches for announcing the list of negotiators, we urge yo...
Letter to Secretary Duncan on Streamlining Servicemembers' Student Loan Interest Rate Benefits
Oct 23, 2013 -
Dear Secretary Duncan: In preparation for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce has been collecting feedback from the higher education community, students, and their families on ways to strengthen the nation’s postsecondary educ...
Committee Chairs Express Concerns About Higher Education Provisions in Senate Defense Appropriations Legislation
Sep 23, 2013 -
Dear Chairmen Rogers and Young and Ranking Members Lowey and Visclosky: As the Fiscal Year 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Act moves through the legislative process, we write to oppose sections 8103 and 8104 of the Senate bill. While intended to punish bad actors from accessing higher edu...
Leaders Request Information on Regulatory Process from Agencies Within Committee's Jurisdiction
Sep 12, 2013 -
Chairman John Kline (R-MN), Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-IN), Higher Education and Workforce Training Subcommittee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Workforce Protections Subcommittee Chairman Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions Su...
Bipartisan Coalition of Members Urge Administration to Drop Failed "Program Integrity" Regulations
Apr 18, 2013 -
Dear Secretary Duncan: Over the past four years, the Department of Education has embraced an active regulatory approach to define program quality. We urge you to abandon these efforts and instead let Congress address these issues as part of the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. I...
Kline Requests Information on Education Department's Adherence to Court Order Regarding Gainful Employment Rule
Aug 27, 2012 -
Dear Secretary Duncan: On October 29, 2010, the Department of Education finalized its program integrity rules, which significantly expanded the department's authority to require institutions of higher education offering programs leading to gainful employment to obtain approval of new academic progr...
Bipartisan Coalition of Members Urge Administration to Freeze “Gainful Employment” Implementation
Jul 13, 2012 -
Dear Secretary Duncan, In light of the recent ruling on measures of gainful employment issued by the US District Court for the District of Columbia, we write to extend an offer of cooperation. In our opinion, we see this judgment as an opportunity for the Department and Congress to work together on...