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Foxx, Murphy on Ed Department’s PSLF Overhaul: “Abuse of executive authority”

Today, Republican Leader of the Education and Labor Committee Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Republican Leader of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Greg Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) sent a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona urging him to follow the law and work with Congress to reform the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

In the letter, the Members write: “The [PSLF] program has been a magnet for confusion and mismanagement from day one. But your Department is misconstruing the facts to justify an abuse of executive authority to carry out an unworkable overhaul of this program.”

The Members continue: “[T]he program, albeit flawed, was working as Democrats wrote it when they unilaterally passed this legislation. Conflating abiding by Congressional requirements with mismanagement is inaccurate, and using this falsehood as the rationale to skirt the law is reprehensible…We agree this program is in desperate need of reform; however, such reforms require Congressional action, and we encourage you to work with us to fix the federal loan and repayment program.”

Read the full letter to Secretary Cardona here.

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