06.23.22

Senator Burr Statement on Biden Administration’s Proposed Reversal of Due Process Protections in Title IX Rule

Today, Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Education released its proposed changes to the Title IX rule for adjudicating sexual misconduct cases on college campuses:

“Today’s proposed executive action by the Biden Administration threatens students’ Constitutional right to due process and the core American value of justice for all. Instead of upholding the key tenets of our judicial system, the Department of Education’s proposal returns to the deeply flawed campus disciplinary process of the Obama Administration, which led to hundreds of inconsistent judgements and more than 300 legal challenges. The existing rule struck a balance that follows the law and is fair to both parties. This attempted overreach is not only extremely concerning, but runs counter to federal court precedent and the opinions of leading legal experts, including the late Justice Ginsburg. With this proposed regulatory change, it’s clear the Administration is placing accusations of guilt above fair consideration of the evidence.”