Press Release ● Education
For Immediate Release: 
May 6, 2020
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos finalized a rule on Title IX, which would roll back protections for survivors and victims of sexual assault and harassment in schools and on college campuses:

“It is heartbreaking enough that American students today have to confront threats to the quality of their education from slashed budgets, threats to their lives from mass shootings, and threats to their health from this pandemic. Now, Secretary DeVos and President Trump are finalizing a rule that would make it harder to protect students from sexual harassment and assault in schools and on college campuses - a serious threat the federal government ought to be confronting with all the tools at its disposal. This new rule will make it harder for victims to seek justice and make it easier for serial abusers to keep positions from which they can victimize others. House Democrats will never stop fighting to protect America’s students from sexual harassment and assault and ensure that schools are safe places for learning.”