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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Higher Education & Student Loans

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November 17, 2015 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, commended California State Attorney General Kamala Harris and the Department of Education on their successful joint investigation of Corinthian College’s Wyotech and Everest California locations, as well as the Everest online programs based in Florida.  The investigation concluded that the programs misrepresented their placement rates to nearly 85,000 enrolled and prospective students.

November 10, 2015 Press Release

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, released the following statement on the fiftieth anniversary of the Higher Education Act:

 

“Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Higher Education Act (HEA) of 1965 – a landmark piece of legislation that decades later is still opening doors for students all across our country.”

 

November 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON  – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) congratulated two constituents, Cinthya Benitez and Mayra Negrete, on winning the annual Southwest Airlines “¡Lánzate!/Take Off!” Travel Award for 2015.

November 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the Committee on Financial Services, introduced the Students Before Profits Act, a bill recently introduced in the United States Senate by Senators Christopher Murphy and Richard Durbin, and co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren, and Sherrod Brown. This legislation protects students against deceptive practices by predatory for-profit institutions of higher education.

May 18, 2015 Opinion Piece

As ranking member of the House Committee on Financial Services, I've spent the years since the financial crisis trying to provide relief to Americans devastated by the plague of home foreclosures. 

It’s been challenging work.  Programs the government put in place to aid borrowers often were insufficient, hard to understand and needlessly complex.  Though the process created many problems, one silver lining is that we’ve learned important lessons about how government can more effectively help individuals victimized by predatory practices in the financial marketplace. 

April 28, 2015 Opinion Piece

Originally appeared on Medium.

Pamela Hunt started working when she was just 14 years old. She’s now a 55-year-old home health care worker in Ledyard, Connecticut, and is the mother of eight children. Like so many Americans, she boldly decided to go back to school after long desiring a career change.

April 27, 2015 Press Release

 

CONGRESSWOMAN WATERS COMMENTS ON CORINTHIAN COLLEGES' CLOSURE

 April 27, 2015

April 15, 2015 Press Release


Congresswoman Waters Pleased with "Long Overdue" Department of Education Actions Against Corinthian Colleges

 

April 14, 2015

 

March 4, 2015 Press Release

 Waters Demands Court Access for Students at Recently Bought Corinthian Schools

Waters Announces Intent to Introduce Legislation Prohibiting Restrictions on Court Access in Enrollment Agreements

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