Durbin Statement On Department Of Education Establishing An Enforcement Office Within Federal Student Aid

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education announced the reestablishment of an Office of Enforcement within Federal Student Aid. This action restores an office that was established in 2016, but dismantled by the previous Administration:

“Reestablishing an aggressive enforcement office at the Department of Education is key to holding for-profit colleges accountable and protecting students and taxpayers.  For-profit colleges essentially ran the Department for four years under Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos.  With this announcement, President Biden and Secretary Cardona are making clear that those days are over.”