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October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), and Congressmen Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), Josh Harder (CA-10), Jared Huffman (CA-02), Ro Khanna (CA-17), and James Langevin (RI-02) introduced the Improving Access to Higher Education Act. This bill would help improve college access and completion for students with disabilities.
 

October 1, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, in response to Judge Allison D. Burroughs ruling in SFFA v. Harvard, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) issued the following statement:

September 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Reps. Ayanna Pressley (MA-7), Donna Shalala (FL-27), and Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) introduced the Protecting Student Aid Act of 2019 (PSA Act), legislation designed to reinvigorate the Student Aid Enforcement Unit within the U.S. Department of Education in order to allow the Department to better respond to fraud and abuse within federal student aid programs.

September 17, 2019 In The News

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) knows that for too many Black girls, an average school day can spiral out of control with life-altering consequences. A fight with a classmate, a tense exchange with a teacher, or a dress code infraction, are increasingly yielding harsh disciplinary action and criminalization for children of color, including Black girls.

Today, data shows that while African American girls comprise about 16 percent of the U.S. school population, they now make up 33 percent of school-related arrests.

July 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, during a House Financial Services Committee markup, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced H.R. 3621 – The Student Borrower Credit Improvement Act, legislation to provide much needed support to private student loan borrowers with a pathway to financial stability by helping them improve their credit.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) introduced an amendment to H.R. 2740, The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies funding package, which funds some of the nation’s most critical programs that support individuals and families throughout their lifespan, from Early Head Start to Social Security. This robust appropriations bill for FY 2020 makes bold, forward-looking investments for hardworking families across the country.