Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 47th Congressional District
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Adrienne Watson 202-309-0825
REP. SANCHEZ APPLAUDS PRESIDENT’S STUDENT LOAN RELIEF
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) released the following statement today in response to the President’s announcement on his new student loan debt payments program. President Obama will issue an executive order to reduce the maximum percentage of income that students will pay toward their student loans to 10 percent. These 1.6 million current students will also be eligible for loan forgiveness in twenty years instead of twenty-five.
“President Obama’s new student loan debt payments program is a lifeline for students who dream of a college education but cannot afford it,” said Sanchez. “Immediately it will benefit students that are currently enrolled and have worked hard for a college education but are now burdened with substantial debt that seems insurmountable.
“Given that California’s public universities have recently enacted the highest average tuition increase of any state, more than a 20 percent increase, this seems especially fitting. Higher education will ensure the success of our nation’s next generation and I’m doing all I can in Congress to make certain America has the most highly educated workforce in the world, with the skills to shape America for the future.”
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez is proud to represent California’s 47th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and parts of Fullerton in Orange County. She serves as Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and a senior member of the Committee on Homeland Security. Rep. Sanchez is also a member of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition and sits on the bipartisan, bicameral Joint Economic Committee.
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