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EFC issues comments and letters to regulators, lawmakers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders to promote its members’ positions on key issues. Click on the links below to read the letters.

 

 

EFC letter to Reps. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and Jim Banks (R-IN) endorsing the Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which would ensure that federal student loan borrowers receive a clear, succinct disclosure form that includes an annual percentage rate (APR) (November 8, 2019)

EFC letter to Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) endorsing the Student Loan Disclosure Modernization Act, which would ensure that federal student loan borrowers receive a clear, succinct disclosure form that includes an annual percentage rate (APR) (November 8, 2019)

Coalition letter to Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Greg Walden (R-OR), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Robert Latta (R-OH) expressing concerns about an amendment offered to H.R.3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (July 9, 2019)

EFC letter to Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Angus King (I-ME), and Chris Coons (D-CT) endorsing Domenic and Ed's Law, which would allow a parent whose child develops a total and permanent disability to qualify for student loan discharge (June 28, 2019)


EFC letter to Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) endorsing the Retirement Parity for Student Loans Act, which would allow companies to match an employee’s student loan payment in the form of a contribution to their workplace retirement plan (June 28, 2019)

Coalition letter to Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Greg Walden (R-OR), Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Robert Latta (R-OH) expressing concerns about an amendment offered to H.R.3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act (June 24, 2019)

EFC letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig providing recommendations for the 2019-2020 Priority Guidance Plan, Notice 2019-30 (June 7, 2019)
 

EFC letter to Reps. Haley Stevens (D-MI) and Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) endorsing the Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, which would enhance law enforcement and administrative abilities to identify and shut down student debt relief scams (May 16, 2019)
 

EFC letter to Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Todd Young (R-IN), and Doug Jones (D-AL) endorsing the Early Pell Promise Act, which would provide more financial certainty for families by pre-qualifying certain students for full Pell Grant support starting as early as the eighth grade (April 30, 2019)

EFC letter to Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Joni Ernst (R-IA) endorsing the Know Before You Owe Federal Student Loan Act, which strengthens current loan counseling requirements for institutions of higher education (March 26, 2019)

 

EFC letter to Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA) endorsing the Employer Participation in Repayment Act, which would allow employers to contribute up to $5,250 tax-free to their employees’ student loans (March 26, 2019)

 

EFC letter to Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) endorsing the Stop Student Debt Relief Scams Act, which would enhance law enforcement and administrative abilities to identify and shut down student debt relief scams (February 2, 2019)

 

EFC letter to Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) endorsing the Transparency in Student Lending Act, which would require the disclosure of the annual percentage rate (APR) for federal student loans (January 10, 2019)

 

EFC letter to Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Todd Young (R-IN) endorsing the Early Pell Promise Act, which would ensure that all students, regardless of their financial circumstances, have the opportunity to access and succeed in postsecondary education (November 30, 2018)

 

EFC letter to Reps. Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) endorsing the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act, which would create parity for student loan payments with how scholarship payments made by foundations are currently treated under the tax code to help charitable organizations to attract and retain talented graduates to strengthen underserved communities (November 13, 2018)

 

EFC & NASFAA letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos outlining recommendations to improve the administration of the TEACH Grant program (November 1, 2018)

 

EFC letter to Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) endorsing the College Transparency Act, which would modernize the college reporting system for postsecondary data in order to provide greater transparency for students, families, institutions, and policymakers (October 25, 2018)

 

EFC letter to Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Reps. Mark Takano (D-CA) and Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) endorsing the Veterans’ Education, Transition, and Opportunity Prioritization Plan (VET OPP) Act, which would establish the Veterans Economic Opportunity and Transition Administration to empower veterans in their civilian lives and enhance their educational and economic opportunities (July 19, 2018)