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Murray to Dept. of Education: One Servicemember Wronged on Student Loans is One Too Many

Washington, D.C. – Today Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee and senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Education’s analysis of recent violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

“If one servicemember is cheated on their student loans while risking everything for their country, that is one too many. I’ve been deeply disappointed with the Department of Education’s conduct from the moment the appalling mistreatment of our servicemembers by student loan servicers was first discovered. Unfortunately, this report appears to raise even more questions instead of providing the answers and accountability our servicemembers are owed. I will expect full and fast responses to any follow-up questions after I’ve fully reviewed this analysis—and I will do everything I can to ensure that those who sacrifice so much for our country get the fair treatment and protection they deserve.”