More on Education
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the Student Loan Interest Rate Parity Act, a bill to make interest rates the same for all federal student loans.
“It came to my attention many months ago that the student loan interest rates for students seeking graduate degrees are higher than those for undergraduate students, despite the fact that grad students default at a much lower rate.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the Ensure Responsible Borrowing Act, a bill to ensure students are better informed to make financial decisions and only borrow what they need.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement announcing the Financial Literacy for Financial Aid Act, a bill which would improve the Department of Education’s entrance counseling requirements, as well as the information provided to students, before they take on student loan debt.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after introducing the Pell for Performance Act.
“The American people are extremely generous when it comes to education funding. However, the sad truth is that even after six years, many students don’t complete their degree program. The result of this is essentially a squandered investment, with the U.S. taxpayer on the hook for billions of dollars in financial aid grants given to students who never earned a degree. This has to stop.
Nothing is more important to the future of our society — or more critical to fulfilling our national commitment to equal opportunity — than the care and upbringing of the next generation. This is not a concern that cuts along partisan lines. Both sides of the ideological divide endeavor to craft public policies aimed at strengthening families, supporting parents and giving every child a fair shot at the American Dream.
But how exactly we do that is a subject of serious disagreement between the left and the right.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressmen Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Pete Sessions (TX-32) introduced the Safe Campus Act to address a growing number of issues related to sexual assaults on college campuses.
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act.
“Today I voted in favor of H.R. 5, the Student Success Act, because we all know that No Child Left Behind was an unmitigated failure that brought us Common Core, high-stakes testing, and mediocre performance among the student groups it claimed to help.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) introduced the Assuring Quality Outcomes in Higher Education Act, which would require the Department of Education to conduct an impact analysis on any income- or employment-based measures of quality in higher education before promulgating regulations. Upon introduction, they released the following statement.
Washington, D.C. — Today, Representatives Matt Salmon (AZ-05) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20) issued the following statement in response to the new gainful employment regulations the Obama Administration released yesterday.