“A controversial Republican proposal from last Congress to eliminate a student loan forgiveness program for public servants, including military service members, may be off the table.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill this week, the new chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., said the program isn’t going anywhere — “not if I have anything to do with it.”

Plans to scrap the public service loan forgiveness program, or PSLF, were part of a larger package of proposed reforms to higher education included in the PROSPER Act, legislation that was hotly contested by many veteran education advocates as it made its way through the formerly Republican-led committee last year.”

Read the full story by Military Times, “Lawmaker vows to protect student loan forgiveness program for troops, others” published on January 30, 2019.