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(Washington, DC) This week, the House of Representatives passed two important pieces of legislation to address inequality in our nation’s education system. The bills are the first to address school segregation in roughly three decades. Representative Malinowski is a cosponsor of the Strength in Diversity Act, and voted in favor of both bills.
(Somerville, NJ) This week, Representative Tom Malinowski joined with fellow members of the House Rural Broadband Task Force to introduce the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, which will ensure all Americans have access to affordable high-speed internet. Lack of internet access is a problem for an estimated 18 million Americans, and the COVID-19 crisis exacerbated this issue as school moved online, and many were required to work from home.
(Washington, DC) Today, the House passed H.J.Res. 76, to block the Department of Education from implementing a rule that would hurt students who were defrauded by predatory colleges.
Instead of implementing the rule from 2016 that was designed to protect defrauded borrowers, the Trump Administration wrote its own rule, which forces defrauded borrowers to navigate a burdensome process to get relief, severely restricts how much relief they can receive, and shifts the cost of providing debt relief from predatory schools to taxpayers.
(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman Tom Malinowski introduced the Higher Education Student Protection Act, a bill that will hold institutions of higher education—including predatory for-profit colleges—accountable for spending disproportionately on advertising, marketing, recruitment, and lobbying relative to actual instruction.