Statement on House Override Vote for H.J. Res 76

June 26, 2020

On behalf of students across the county, TICAS is grateful to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives who voted on a bipartisan basis today to overturn the presidential veto of House Joint Resolution 76. Despite the bipartisan support for the resolution in every vote, the override vote fell short of the needed two-thirds support.

President Vetoes Bipartisan Resolution to Restore Strong Borrower Defense Rule

May 29, 2020

The unfortunate reality is that some colleges defraud and cheat their students, sticking them with debts they have no way to repay. As a direct result of today’s action, hundreds of thousands of students cheated by colleges will have no way to get a fresh start. The message to unscrupulous colleges is that there will be little or no consequences for illegal wrongdoing.

Statement on House Passage of HEROES Act 

May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to devastate America’s colleges and universities, which face deep state budget cuts and the potential loss of significant tuition and other revenue as millions of students are considering their college plans for the coming year. Because colleges are essential to build and maintain a globally competitive economy, expand knowledge, promote oppor...

Statement on 2020-21 California May Budget Revision

May 14, 2020

In case there was any doubt, Governor Newsom’s revised state budget plan for 2020-21 confirms the devastating blow that the COVID-19 pandemic will deliver to California’s public colleges and universities absent federal investment. Yet by protecting the state Cal Grant program, and directing colleges to minimize impacts on programs and services for underrepresented students...