Katie Porter (D) Sponsors Student Loan Bill, Skips Out on Student Loan Hearing

Washington Free Beacon | 9/13/2019 | Todd Shepherd
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California representative Katie Porter (D.) skipped out on a full committee hearing on the so-called student loan crisis even though she is the primary sponsor of a student loan-related bill slated by the committee as being integral to the hearing's purpose.

With Congress coming back from August recess this week, the House Committee on Financial Services held a nearly four-hour hearing on Tuesday titled, "A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable."

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"It appears that this may, in fact, be the first-ever full committee hearing in its history focused on student lending and the many financial ramifications it has for student borrowers," committee chairwoman Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) heralded in her opening statements.

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Although Porter was not in the committee hearing, a tweet from the California Democrat clearly shows she was at the Capitol that morning.

Requests for comment to Porter's office were not returned.

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