Briefing on DeVos’ Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has pursued an aggressive anti-regulatory agenda at the expense of some of our most vulnerable students including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. She has sought to undo
regulations put in place by the Obama Administration to protect students from bad actors in the career education industry and provide relief to students defrauded by them.  

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Briefing on DeVos’ Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has pursued an aggressive anti-regulatory agenda at the expense of some of our most vulnerable students including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. She has sought to undo
regulations put in place by the Obama Administration to protect students from bad actors in the career education industry and provide relief to students defrauded by them.  

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Support Survivors by Cosponsoring the SAFE Act

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

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Congressional Gold Medal for Vietnam War Hero Vincent Okamoto

Please join me by cosponsoring legislation to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Vincent Hichiro Okamoto, the highest-decorated Vietnam veteran of Japanese ancestry, who now serves as a judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court.  Judge Okamoto has
spent his life in service to our country, both on the battlefield and off.  For his lifetime of public service, he was previously recognized with a commendation from President Ronald Reagan.  His achievements and continued selfless dedication to community
and country makes him extraordinarily deserving of a Congressional Gold Medal. 

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Briefing on DeVos’ Aggressive Deregulatory Agenda

Since her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has pursued an aggressive anti-regulatory agenda at the expense of some of our most vulnerable students including veterans, students of color, and low-income individuals. She has sought to undo
regulations put in place by the Obama Administration to protect students from bad actors in the career education industry and provide relief to students defrauded by them.  

Read More

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Support Survivors by Cosponsoring the SAFE Act

One in four women and one in nine men have suffered physical violence at the hands of an intimate partner, which has a devastating impact on a survivor’s physical and emotional health. Often forgotten when we talk about victims of intimate partner violence,
sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography, is the severe economic impact this abuse can have on victims. It can cost victims their jobs, their homes, their health, and their insurance – and, in cases of domestic violence, reinforce their dependency
on their abusers as a result. Abusers often use economic necessities like rent, health care, and child care to exert control over their victims. And victims of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and revenge pornography often find that abuse
and threats follow them from home into the workplace – each year, they lose nearly eight million days of paid work—the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs.

Read More