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New Documents Back Claim That Education Department Killed Website Meant to Help Defrauded Students

House Democrats released new documents Tuesday detailing how high-ranking Education Department officials froze the development of a website that its Federal Student Aid office designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges apply for loan forgiveness, arguing the tool made the process too easy.



a sign on the side of a building: The US Department of Education building building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images)


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The US Department of Education building building is seen in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Pike / AFP) (Photo credit should read ALASTAIR PIKE/AFP via Getty Images)

“We are deeply troubled that the Department of Education halted a web tool to help simplify and streamline the process for defrauded students applying for relief,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia, the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, said in a joint statement they released alongside 12 pages of new

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New Documents Back Claim That Education Department Killed Website Meant to Help Defrauded Students | Education News

House Democrats released new documents Tuesday detailing how high-ranking Education Department officials froze the development of a website that its Federal Student Aid office designed to help students who have been defrauded by their colleges apply for loan forgiveness, arguing the tool made the process too easy.

“We are deeply troubled that the Department of Education halted a web tool to help simplify and streamline the process for defrauded students applying for relief,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Bobby Scott of Virginia, the chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor, said in a joint statement they released alongside 12 pages of new documents they say prove department officials attempted to block the website.

“Today, we are releasing further evidence that the Department of Education continues to undermine and harm these defrauded students at every turn,” the Democratic

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