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OPPOSITION TO GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT CONTINUES TO GROW IN BOTH CHAMBERS AND BOTH PARTIES

06/03/2014

Higher Education for All. May 30, 2014.

Two letters were sent from groups of Congressmen to Sec. Arne Duncan regarding the flawed gainful employment regulation.

First, a bi-partisan group of 40 House members (16 Democrats and 24 Republicans) wrote to Sec. Arne Duncan about the damaging effects of the gainful employment rule. They cited “widespread agreement that the punitive gainful employment regulation is the wrong track” and the proposed metrics’ “arbitrary thresholds that penalize certain institutions” as reasons to re-evaluate the regulation.

Second, a group of five Republican Senators wrote that “the proposed regulation will almost certainly deprive students of access to programs or institutions without adequate alternatives.” They also noted the Department’s lack of regard for the capacity gap in American higher education and the fact that the regulation does not fairly apply to all of higher education.

Click here to read the full House letter.

Click here to read the full Senate letter.

Members of Congress who signed either letter:

Democrats:

Rep. Andre Carson (IN-7)

Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28)

Rep. Theodore Deutch (FL-21)

Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16)

Rep. Lois Frankel (FL-22)

Rep. Joe Garcia (FL-26)

Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-9)

Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20)

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-1)

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4)

Rep. Patrick Murphy (FL-18)

Rep. Loretta Sanchez (CA-46)

Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott (VA-3)

Rep. Krysten Sinema (AZ-9)

Rep. Albio Sires (NJ-8)

Rep. Mark Veasey (TX-33)

Republicans:

Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)

Sen. Richard Burr (NC)

Sen. Mike Enzi (WY)

Sen. Mark Kirk (IL)

Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

Rep. Lou Barletta (PA-11)

Rep. Susan Brooks (IN-5)

Rep. Larry Bushon (IN-8)

Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-1)

Rep. Charles Dent (PA-15)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4)

Rep. Virginia Foxx (NC-5)

Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-2)

Rep. Joseph Heck (NV-3)

Rep. John Kline (MN-2)

Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24)

Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10)

Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (CA-25)

Rep. Luke Messer (IN-6)

Rep. Thomas Petri (WI-6)

Rep. Robert Pittenger (NC-9)

Rep. Tom Price (GA-6)

Rep. David Roe (TN-1)

Rep. Todd Rokita (IN-4)

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-5)

Rep. Bill Shuster (PA-9)

Rep. Glenn Thompson (PA-5)

Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7)

Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-2)