WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 5, 2018) – Eastern Washington Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) released the following statement after the House passed the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 1635) to help students with financial counseling and reduce student debt for Eastern Washington students.
“I’m very supportive of this legislation for students and their parents who must be empowered to make informed financial decisions as they prepare for college,” said Cathy. “It’s important we are equipped with the information we need before anyone signs up for their first loan or takes on student debt. Rep. Guthrie’s bill, the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act, will ensure that students have the most up-to-date information and are able to access financial counseling throughout their college career. This will help reduce the possibility of students taking out more loans than they actually may need. When it comes time for our students to graduate, we must make sure student debt isn’t holding them back or keeping them from reaching their full potential.”
Following the vote, Cathy took to Facebook Live to share why this bill will help students in Eastern Washington. In case you missed it, watch the video here:
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