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Congresswoman Wilson’s Statement on the Rollout of the Democrats’ “Roadmap to College Success” proposal and reaction to Republicans’ Extreme Higher Education bill

Today, Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL 24), ranking member of the Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, released the following statement on the rollout of the Democrats’ Roadmap to College Success proposal, which includes Congresswoman Wilson’s LOAN Act, along with her reaction to Republicans’ extreme higher education bill:

"The Roadmap to College Success is a bold plan that will lower the cost of college, ensure students have access to quality programs, and give students the resources to complete their degree. I'm proud that this proposal by House Democrats includes my bill, the LOAN Act, which doubles the Pell Grant, improves loan forgiveness, reduces college expenses, and slashes interest rates for borrowers.”

“I recognize the administration cannot eliminate student loans annually, so what happens to he class of 2024, 2025, and so on? What are their options for managing not just the cost of loans but the cost of going to college? That’s why I filed the LOAN Act, to reform the policies that created the student loan crisis. The Roadmap to College Success coupled with the LOAN Act will address the root causes of the student debt crisis, enable folks to fulfill their full potential, and ensure we support future college students."

"Democrats’ commitment is clear: our want-to-be-somebody students should not be shackled by a lifetime of debt simply for seeking a college education – a stark contrast to the Republicans' disastrous proposal. Their plan is nothing short of a dangerous pathway that betrays the promise of higher education for all. While Republicans peddle radical higher education proposals that will shatter the dreams of students, Democrats are working to uplift students and support them every step of the way. Today's Roadmap to College Success underscores Democrats' unwavering dedication to students, rejecting the downward path Republicans seek to impose."

For more information on Congresswoman Wilson's LOAN Act included in the Roadmap to College Successclick here.

For more information on House Democrats’ Roadmap to College Successclick here.