Student Debt Cancellation
Our student loan debt crisis is well past the tipping point, and it's disproportionately affecting Black and Brown communities. That's why I'm a cosponsor of H.Res.100, calling on President Biden to use executive authority to cancel student loan debt.
I introduced a bill, H.R. 1564, which was included in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and signed into law, that would make any future student loan debt forgiveness tax-free. This critical legislation eliminates any extra burden on student borrowers and paves the wave for student loan debt to be cancelled by executive action.
Enhanced Access to SNAP Act
In the 116th and 117th sessions of Congress, I've introduced the Enhanced Access to SNAP Act of 2021, which would permanently extend Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility to college students beyond the COVID-19 pandemic and help fight on-campus hunger.
College for All Act
I am an original cosponsor of H.R. 2730, the College for All Act to eliminate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000 and make community college tuition- and fee-free for all.
Additional Supported Legislation
Rebuild America's Schools Act of 2019, which would create nearly two million jobs by investing $100 billion in rebuilding the physical and digital infrastructure in schools across the country and reducing their environmental impact.
I cosponsored the Mental Health Services for Students Act of 2019 which would provide funding to public schools to partner with local mental health professionals and administer life-saving mental care on site.
Debt-Free College Act of 2019
College Affordability Act of 2019
In 2020, I voted to pass H.J.Res.76, a resolution to reinstate Obama era protections for students defrauded by predatory for-profit colleges that were dismantled by the Trump administration. This rule was critical to unshackling students from mountains of debt, but despite passage in the House and Senate, President Trump vetoed this resolution.