House Proposal Would Close Door on Opportunity, Open Door to Waste, Fraud and Abuse
Overhaul of Higher Education Act would increase college costs, gut student & taxpayer protections

December 1, 2017
Statement of Debbie Cochrane

Representative Foxx, Republican Chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released a wide-ranging proposal today to overhaul the Higher Education Act (HEA) in a way that risks devastating college access and affordability, student success, and the economy.  Simply put, this bill will make it both harder and costlier for students to earn a high-quality certificate or degree.