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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Higher Education & Student Loans

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October 17, 2018 Press Release

Congresswoman Waters Applauds Students’ Victory in Borrower Defense Ruling

March 28, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Waters Announces FY2018 Appropriations Letters & Omnibus Accomplishments


WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, which provides substantial federal funding increases to many of her legislative priorities through September 30, 2018, the end of the current fiscal year:  


June 23, 2017 Press Release


Contact: Twaun Samuel or Rykia Dorsey

Phone: (202) 225-2201

Congresswoman Waters Condemns the Appointment of Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

January 23, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters issued the following statement on the hearing to consider the nomination of Betsy DeVos for secretary of education, which took place on January 18:

October 14, 2016 Press Release

Washington D.C.,- Today, Congresswoman Waters applauded the Department of Education’s action against DeVry University, resolving the Department’s claim that the institution used unsubstantiated job placement claims in its recruitment and marketing materials.

September 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters responded to the closure of ITT Technical Institute in the following statement:

June 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) applauds the Department of Education’s proposed regulations to protect students and taxpayers from predatory practices of private, for-profit colleges and universities. Although months of regulation negotiation between advocates, stakeholders and the Department of Education did not result in a consensus in March, many of the provisions in the newly proposed rule are direct suggestions from legislation Congresswoman Waters’ has previously introduced, the Court Legal Access and Student Support Act (CLASS Act).

June 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTONToday, Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (VA-03) and Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member on the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement in response to the Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on borrower defense policies and procedures:

March 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C., Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters issued a statement on the Department of Education’s new proposal to further steps to protect students for predatory for-profit institutions of higher education. As part of an ongoing rule making negotiation centered on debt relief for defrauded students, the Department’s latest suggestions include eliminating mandatory arbitration and class action ban clauses in enrollment agreements.

February 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C., -Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued a statement on the Federal Trade Commission’s announcement to sue for-profit college operator DeVry Education Group. DeVry is the latest in a long line of for-profit colleges who are finally being held accountable for fraudulent practices that have come to light.