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  • Democratic Education Leaders Call for Inspector General Investigation of Education Department’s Use of Private Collection Agencies
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    WASHINGTON, DC [02/05/18] – Today Representatives Suzanne Bonamici, Bobby Scott, Susan A. Davis, and Senators Kamala Harris, Patty Murray, and Elizabeth Warren called on the Inspector General of the Department of Education to examine whether the use of private collection agencies to collect defaulted student loans is a waste or misuse of taxpayer dollars. The Education Department uses private collection agencies to collect payments from struggling student loan borrowers who have defaulted on th... Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Fights for Students in the Higher Education Act Renewal
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    During a 14-hour committee meeting to renew the Higher Education Act, Congresswoman Susan Davis put forward a number of proposals to strengthen access to higher education opportunities and protect students. “Unfortunately, the majority’s bill before the committee is not student-centered and is in need of many improvements,” said Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development. “Going forward, I hope we can work through these concerns and the issues I raise... Read more

  • Financial aid officers say the government must stop charging fees to borrow money for college
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    In the House, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the higher education subcommittee, re-introduced legislation this September that would end federal origination fees. Read more

  • Congresswoman Susan Davis Introduces Student Loan Relief Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    As Congress gears up to renew the Higher Education Act, U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, the Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, introduced two bills to provide student loan relief. “The debt saddling students when they leave college hurts not only the students but impacts our economy,” said Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. “Massive student debt makes it harder for graduates to buy a home or maybe venture out on a new startup. Federal student ... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis: Title IX Rescission Undermines Efforts to Protect Rights and Safety of Students
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, the Ranking Member of the Higher Education Subcommittee, released the following statement on the decision by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to reverse President Obama’s Title IX policy to protect survivors of sexual assault. Davis recently introduced the SOS Campus Act, to help survivors and prevent campus sexual assault. “This decision undermines efforts to protect the rights and safety of our students. The Title IX guidance issued by the Obama Administration has be... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Moves to Expand Career and Technical Education to Middle School
    Posted in Press Releases on September 14, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy and Jobs, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, a senior member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced the Middle School Technical Education Program Act to give middle school students access to programs that will help them explore future career opportunities. “If we are going to have a strong and robust 21st century economy we will need a 21st century workforce,” said Rep. Davis. “Too many of our young students enter high school without a sense of what career pathways are open to them upo... Read more

  • Rep. Susan Davis Introduces Bill to Require On-Campus Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Civil Rights, Education

    Congresswoman Susan Davis, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education, introduced legislation to create an independent on-campus advocate to help survivors of campus sexual assault navigate the administrative, legal, medical, and emotional challenges that result from an assault. Davis’s bill comes on the heels of an announcement by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to re-visit the campus sexual assault policy established by President Obama. The Survivor Outreach and Support (SOS) Camp... Read more

  • Democrats Introduce Bold Legislation to Broadly Expand Access to Higher Education
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Today, Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), ranking member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, Representative Susan Davis (CA-53), ranking member of the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development, and Representatives Donald Norcross (NJ-01), Seth Moulton (MA-06), and Anthony Brown (MD-04), introduced the America’s College Promise Act of 2017, which would make two years of community college free and provide an affordable pathway to a four-year college degree for low-i... Read more

  • 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

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