WASHINGTON, D.C. | February 18, 2011 -
A bipartisan coalition of members of Congress took to the floor of the House of Representatives in opposition to a job-destroying education regulation. The regulation would impose arbritary requirements on proprietary schools, denying access to students and undermining the strength of the American workforce.
Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
“I rise in support of this amendment that will prohibit the use of funds by the Department of Education for its misguided gainful employment rule.”
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL)
“It is imperative that Congress put the brakes on what has become this administration’s culture of runaway regulation.”
Rep. Rob Andrews (D-NJ)
"Mr. Chairman I join a strong coalition of Democrats and Republicans in urging a ‘yes’ vote on the Kline/Hastings amendment. I do so because I believe every student should be guaranteed the right of knowing that he or she is going to get a high, quality, education for every tuition dollar they spend…”
Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
“The president has promoted a policy to have five million new college graduates by 2020. I commend the president for that goal. However, I have to stop and wonder: How are we going to achieve the mission if the Department of Education is going to put up roadblocks such as the proposed rules for gainful employment.”
“I am concerned, that if this rule is implemented, it will apply an unnecessary broad-brush approach to a complicated situation. If this rule is implemented in its proposed form, it will effectively close high-quality programs while leaving programs of questionable value open."
Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY)
Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN)
"This so-called ‘gainful employment’ regulation is another example of this big federal government run amok.”