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@EdLaborGOP: Chairman Scott, We Must Conduct Oversight on Student Loans

Today, Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (R-NC) led every Committee Republican member in sending a letter to Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) requesting a hearing to examine the implementation of the Biden administration’s reckless student loan bailout and the continuation of the student loan repayment moratorium.

In the letter, the Members write: “Unfortunately, your support of the administration’s announcement to enact illegal so-called ‘loan forgiveness’ demonstrates that you are not willing to hold the Secretary accountable for his abuse of authority. Further, your approval of the Secretary’s dereliction of duty in continuing the pause on student loan repayments demonstrates your unwillingness, thus far, to provide adequate oversight of the Department.”

“Taking over $2,500 from each hardworking taxpayer, many of whom did not attend college, to write off debt willingly and knowingly taken by college going adults is unfair and unjust,” the Members continue. “This is not a harmless policy; this is a deliberate decision to appease a small but loud special interest group at the expense of the people who work hard to keep this nation strong.”

“Chairman Scott, we have our policy disagreements, but we have generally agreed on the need for strong oversight. We certainly hope when the executive branch walks so far outside of its lane, we can come together in Congress and demand accountability,” the Members conclude.

Read the full letter here.


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