New Democratic Congress Plans to Investigate Betsy DeVos on Five Fronts

“Betsy DeVos has brought a special mix of incompetence and malevolence to Washington — and that’s rocket fuel for every committee in a new Congress that will finally provide oversight,” Frotman said..

…”The proposed rule creates a new process and evidentiary standard that makes it harder for survivors of harassment, abuse, and assault to achieve the justice they deserve,” Scott said in a statement after reports of DeVos’ policy plans surface. “Campus sexual misconduct is already underreported and those who do come forward are too often denied respect, compassion, and a fair investigation of their claim.”

…The California Democrat told POLITICO he plans to investigate the effects the reduction of regulations meant to stop misuse of funds from for-profit colleges. Those colleges, Takano said, enroll thousands of veterans each year. 

A House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees education funding is expected to be led by Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who told Politico that DeVos’ record on student debt was “appalling.”

According to DeLauro, the committee will, “hold Secretary DeVos accountable for her agency’s failure to uphold federal protections for our students.”

…Waters has publicly condemned DeVos’ policies, saying earlier in November that the Education secretary is conducting a “full-on attack on civil rights protections for students — particularly students of color, students with disabilities, transgender students, and survivors of sexual assault.”

Waters told POLITICO that her position will largely spotlight big banks and Wall Street, but the Financial Services Committee also oversees student loan companies and the Consumer Protection Bureau. 

New Democratic Congress Plans to Investigate Betsy DeVos on Five Fronts



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