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  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Calls on Trump Administration to Stop Plan of Suing Colleges and Universities Over Affirmative Action
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on reports that the Trump Administration plans to sue colleges and universities over affirmative action. “The last thing our colleges and universities need is to be inundated by legal attacks from the Trump Administration. These lawsuits will only force our places of higher learning to divert critical resources toward defending themselves in court and away from educatin... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Opening Remarks at Subcommittee Hearing on Apprenticeship Opportunities
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, delivered the following opening remarks at the Subcommittee hearing on apprenticeships titled, “Expanding Options for Employers and Workers Through Earn-and-Learn Opportunities.” Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I am thrilled that we are here today to discuss successful earn-and-learn programs. As this Committee looks to help build a highly skilled workforce and close the skills gap that we so often hear ab... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Call to Urge Secretary DeVos to Strengthen Policies to Address Campus Sexual Assault and Protect Title IX
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, led a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concern about actions to undermine policies to address campus sexual assault under Title IX. The letter, signed by more than 50 members of the House, urges Secretary DeVos to work with Congress to strengthen Title IX protections. “We were dismayed by the recent interview in which Acting Assistant Secretary of the Department of Education’s Of... Read more

  • House Passes Rep. Susan Davis’ Legislation to Protect Children and Combat Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The House of Representatives passed legislation by U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) to combat sex trafficking. The Empower Educators to Prevent Trafficking Act (H.R. 2268) was included in a package of legislation - The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Protection Act (H.R. 2200). “Far too often, it is our children who fall victim to the horror of human trafficking. We must do everything we can to stop this injustice,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and t... Read more

  • Reps. Susan Davis and Tim Ryan Introduce the Teacher Health and Wellness Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Tim Ryan (D-OH) introduced the Teacher Health and Wellness Act. This legislation provides support for teachers by creating a pilot study at the National Institute of Health aimed at reducing teacher stress, increasing teacher health and ultimately boosting student achievement. High levels of stress are adversely affecting teachers’ health. Teachers with high levels of stress are less effective in raising student achievement than their healthier peers. Acco... Read more

  • Davis, Scott, Hirono, Murray Introduce Major Legislation to Secure Pell Grant Program and Make College More Affordable for Low-Income Students
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    The Pell Grant Preservation & Expansion Act helps students offset the rising costs of college by permanently indexing Pell Grants to inflation, increasing its purchasing power Bill also makes Pell Grant funding mandatory, providing students with security of stability of program Nearly eight million students currently receive Pell Grants—more than 40 percent of students enrolled in higher education Representatives Susan Davis (D-Calif.) and Bobby Scott (D-Va), and Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawa... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Unveils Initiative to Protect Children and Combat Sex Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced bipartisan legislation to combat sex trafficking. The Empower Educators to Prevent Trafficking Act (H.R. 2268) will help school districts train school staff to detect the signs that children are falling victims to sex trafficking. “Our educators not only want their schools to be a place of learning but also a place where our children are safe,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Local school district... Read more

  • Davis, Sarbanes, Meeks, and Grijalva Urge Secretary DeVos to Honor Federal Loan Forgiveness Commitments to Public Servants 
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, called on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review the Department of Education’s implementation of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to ensure that it is consistent, transparent and impartial for all student-loan borrowers employed in public service. Davis was joined by Reps. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), Gregory W. Meeks (D-N.Y.), and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.). The PSLF program encourages a wide array of ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Calls on Trump to Restore Cuts to National Service
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    U.S. Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA), a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, called on President Trump to restore his proposed cuts to the Corporation for National and Community Service. Trump’s budget eliminates all funding for CNCS. “As you know, the Corporation for National and Community Service is host to programs like AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund which improve the lives of Americans every day,” Davis wrote. ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Leads Letter to Education Secretary Urging Protections for Transgender Students
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), ranking member of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee, led committee Democrats urging Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to protect transgender students. The letter to DeVos is in response to President Trump’s order rescinding the guidance around protections put in place by President Obama. “Civil rights are at the heart of having access to a quality education,” said Davis. “The federal government has a responsibility to protect thes... Read more

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