NY Times Editorial Denounces DeVos Policy Exempting Student Loan Service Companies

March 19, 2018

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ policy claim that the federal government can pre-empt Connecticut laws that rein in student loan servicing companies is “legally baseless” as this New York Times editorial points out. A student loan servicing company that now believes it does not have to treat borrowers fairly because DeVos simply says so is going to be very disappointed, Representative Matthew Lesser says.

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As Lead In Children Persists, Rep. Lesser Is Seeking Legislation To Find A Solution

March 15, 2018

With Connecticut children continuing to test positive for lead at consistently high numbers, Rep. Matthew Lesser, the House chairman of the Banking Committee, has introduced legislation aimed at seeking a solution. His efforts have drawn the attention of the news media.

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Woodrow Students Hold 'Walk-In Forum'

March 14, 2018

“I’m really proud of the Woodrow Wilson students’ thoughtful response to the tragic, mass shooting in Parkland, Florida,” Matt Lesser said. Instead of joining a national walk-out protest Wednesday, the Middletown students met with Representative Lesser and other officials to discuss school safety and gun legislation. Read this news story.

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Lesser Leading National Fight In Crackdown Of Companies Collecting Student Loans

March 2, 2018

Amid reports Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to undermine state laws regulating companies that collect student loans, Rep. Matthew Lesser is at the forefront of efforts across the country to stop her. Read this news story. Leading the passage of Connecticut's law, Representative Lesser kicked off a movement to regulate students loans.

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