Chairman Scott Statement on Secretary DeVos Agreeing to Provide Documents Regarding Refusal to Provide Debt Relief to Defrauded Students

November 15, 2019
Press Release

As originally released by the Committee on Education & Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement after the Department of Education agreed to provide documents – which had first been requested in November 2018 – regarding its refusal to provide debt relief to defrauded students under Borrower Defense.

“For the past year, we have been asking the Department to explain why they are refusing to provide debt relief to more than 210,000 defrauded borrowers. Late tonight, the Department finally agreed to provide the documents we have requested. We will closely review the documents we are receiving to ensure that they are responsive to the questions we have asked and provide the clarity that students deserve. We look forward to discussing this information at a hearing with the Secretary in the near future.”

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