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  • Chairwoman Susan Davis Statement on Labor Department’s IRAP Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    WASHINGTON - Rep. Susan Davis, Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, released the following statement on the Department of Labor’s final rule on Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). “Unlike Registered Apprenticeship programs, IRAPs have no record of success and would simply divert critical tax dollars toward a program that lacks accountability and quality standards. “Registered Apprenticeship programs have enjoyed bipartisan support and ther... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Named 2020 ‘Champion of Science’
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2020 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment and Energy, Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) was named a 2020 Champion of Science by The Science Coalition (TSC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private research institutions dedicated to highlighting the partnerships between the federal government and America’s research universities. This competitive award honors members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently reflect their commitment to fundamental science through funding investment for f... Read more

  • Chairwoman Susan Davis Holds Hearing on Trump Administration's Failed Implementation of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In response to high levels of student borrowers being rejected under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) held a hearing in her Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee on the Trump Administration’s failed implementation of PSLF. Davis chaired the hearing to provide to look into why the Trump Administration has failed to implement recommendations to improve the program and seek solutions to help borrowers. “The Executive Branch’s imp... Read more

  • Reps. Davis, Smucker, and Davids Introduce Legislation to End Student Loan Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), Chair of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, and Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA), Ranking Member of the subcommittee, and Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) introduced legislation to eliminate all administrative fees on federal student loans, which would save students over $1.7 billion per year. “Students who are about to take control of their future and invest in their higher education shouldn't be hit with hidden fees.” said Rep. Davis. “Student debt... Read more

  • Let’s Put an End Summer Hunger
    Posted in Editorials on July 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Summer vacation invokes images of going to the beach or trips with the family. However, for too many children in San Diego and across America, it can mean going without food. During the academic year, millions of children from low-income families rely on free or reduced-price meals when they attend school so they can get the nutrition they need. We know that well-fed children engage and learn better in the classroom. However, when school lets out in the summer months, many of these same students... Read more

  • Representatives Susan Davis, David Price, and Andy Levin Introduce Bill to Increase Foreign Language Skills, Boost American International Competitiveness
    Posted in Press Releases on May 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), Congressman David Price (D-NC), and Congressman Andy Levin (D-MI) introduced the Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act, which would support foreign language and international education programs at colleges and universities. These programs educate and equip students and professionals with vital skills to successfully engage with diverse cultures at home and around the globe. The bill would increase and expand existing foreign language and are... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: Trump Budget is Continued Assault on the Economic Security of Working Families
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Good Government, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (CA-53) released the following statement on the Trump Budget. “The Trump Budget is the continued assault on the economic security of working families. The Trump Budget slashes $1.5 trillion to Medicare. It cuts our investment in our children’s future by slashing $8 billion to education. It threatens medical research by reducing funding for the National Institutes of Health by $4 billion and cancer research by almost $900 million. Because of its leadership in scientific ... Read more

  • Murray, Davis Request Information from U.S. Department of Education on Mismanagement of Federal Student Loan Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Murray, Davis sent two letters to DeVos on Department’s mismanagement of federal student loan program Recent Inspector General report found internal failures by Department in oversight of student loan servicers that receive federal contracts Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA), Chair of the House Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, sent t... Read more

  • Let’s Build on the Success of Community Colleges
    Posted in Editorials on February 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    When discussing higher education, many people may think about the traditional four-year university. But in reality, our community colleges have come to satisfy a critical need in higher education as a bridge to further education and the first step towards lucrative careers. They are a vital component of higher education that rightly deserve additional attention. As the Chair of the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment, I will be looking at ways to expand the impact of ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Takes Over As Chair of Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor, was named as the Chair of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment. As Chair, Davis will focus on college affordability, expanding apprenticeship programs, and school safety, and emphasize career and technical training – especially for women. “It’s truly an honor to be leading the subcommittee,” said Davis. “This is an exciting opportunity to craft higher educ... Read more

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