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Contact Your Representative to Urge Them To Vote Against Any Override

Contact Your Representative to Urge Them To Vote Against Any Override

Dear AACS Membership:

Members of Congress are scheduled to vote as soon as this Friday to attempt to override President Trump’s veto of H.J. Res. 76. That resolution would have rescinded the new Borrowers Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) rule scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2020.  Congress is trying again, by attempting to override his veto. An override would have disastrous consequences for our students, institutions and taxpayers. The new 2019 BDR includes critical due process protections for schools and students, establishes a clearer standard for borrower defenses to repayment, and provides greater transparency to both students and institutions. Furthermore, the rule corrects the wrongs of the Obama-era 2016 rule through common sense and carefully crafted reforms that hold colleges and universities accountable and treat students and taxpayers fairly. It is imperative that we fight against any vote seeking to abolish the 2019 BDR rule.


This urgent call to action requires each of our member institutions to contact their respective Representative and urge them to vote against any attempt to override President Trump’s veto of H.J. Res 76. 

We have made this process simple. Use the AACS Phone2Action system to contact your respective Representative. A form letter is already prepared for you that includes the message your Representative needs to hear. You just need to send it!

Take a moment NOW and go now to

If you need any additional information or have any questions please contact

Thank you for your support at this critical time!

Contact Your Representative Today

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