Will Trump let Congress overturn DeVos’ borrower defense rule?
As Saturday’s deadline looms, an unforeseen drama is developing over whether President Trump could authorize a measure approved by Congress to prevent the entry into force of the controversial US Secretary’s borrower defense rule at Education, Betsy DeVos.
Trump had to veto a resolution of disapproval adopted by the House and Senate earlier this year, which would undo to reign it would make it harder for students who have been swindled by colleges to get their student loan debt canceled. In February, the White House released a statement saying it opposed the resolution and, if passed, Trump’s advisers would recommend a veto.
However, Trump has 10 days, except Sunday, to veto the measures after they are sent. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the resolution under the Congressional Review Act to the White House on May 19, which means Trump has until the end of Saturday to veto the measure – s’ he wishes it.
Trump took no action and the White House did not respond when asked if he intended to do so, raising the hopes of critics of the rule, such as Carrie Wofford, chair of the group. Defense Veterans Education Success. The group is among dozens of veterans organizations urging Trump to let Congress block the rule.
If Trump vetoed the measure, the Republican Senate is unlikely to ignore it and the stricter standards would come into effect for student loan borrowers from July 1. But supporters and opponents of the rule have said that if Trump does not act at all by Sunday, Congress will take effect. Borrowers who take out student loans on or after July 1 would still be subject to the current rules enacted under the Obama administration.
“If the president does not sign or veto the resolution, then it will become law,” Wofford said.
Steve Gunderson, president and CEO of Career Education Colleges and Universities, which represents for-profit institutions and supports DeVos rule, said he believed Trump would still veto the resolution.
But he agreed, “We also understand that if nothing happens, the act becomes law. Thus, the president must veto in order to prevent the disapproval resolution from taking effect. “